Improving OpenURL Menus: User Testing of Revisions to SFX® Menus Academic Article uri icon


  • Twenty-one volunteers tested the usability of revisions to the Texas A and M University Libraries' SFX® OpenURL link resolver menus, including the addition of Ex Libris' new bX™ recommendation service and a plug-in which pulls additional information about the journal into the menu. The volunteers also evaluated the quality and desirability of the bX recommendations and discussed their preferences for help options and full-text format. Results of the usability testing are reported along with the resultant menu changes. This study will be of interest to librarians implementing or redesigning OpenURL menus as well as those interested in the user experience. © 2011 Elsevier Inc.

author list (cited authors)

  • Ponsford, B. C., Stephens, J., & Sewell, R. R.

citation count

  • 3

publication date

  • September 2011