This past winter, Korea University Libraries made important changes to enhance
users’ overall experience in utilizing library resources.
While keeping the “One Search Box” feature that enables simple autocomplete search,
we modified the way search results appear on the library website.
The new website interface will display search results based on specific media (articles, books, dictionaries),
tools, and services (library website links, databases, and other resources).
For example, if you search for “Van Gogh,”
you will gain access to a wide variety of resources available at Korea University’s libraries.
Just by scrolling down the search result page,
you can get quick glimpses of catalogs, e-books, biographies, and scholarly articles related to Van Gogh.
This new interface is commonly referred to as “Bento Box” method
for offering various content in a compact and efficient manner.
We hope this improvement provides a simpler and more intuitive search interface
for Korea University students, faculty, and researchers.
In addition to the new look and feel,
we have made technical improvements in browser speed and site navigation.
If you prefer the previous layout style,
just click on the arrow next to “One Search Box” and change “Total Search” to “Catalog Search.”
You may also change the layout within the search results page
by clicking on any type of segment title or the + button.
You can change and customize your search settings at any time to fit your needs.
[Summary of Major Improvements]
- Developed a quick search interface that provides all-in-one display of library materials
- Embedded terminology definitions and publication finders on the search result page
- Increased accessibility to doctoral and master’s dissertations
For further questions, please see the attached file.