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ER&L 2014

March 16–19, 2014

Austin, Texas

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E-Browsing: Serendipity and questions of Access and Discovery

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 3:10 PM–3:55 PM CDT
Room 204
Conference Track

5. User Experience


browsing, serendipity

Learning Objectives

Following this session, participants will be able to: articulate the role of electronic browsing in the research and discovery process, 

identify aspects of physical browsing that need to be incorporated into electronic browsing environments.


Browsing is an essential component to discovery. Examining the works of scientists, social scientists, and humanists through the lens of discovery reveals essential components of e-browsing environments. We focus on the language and experience of browsing, particularly serendipitous discovery, to encourage librarians to effectively articulate concerns and opportunities to developers.  

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Kate Joranson, University of Pittsburgh
Nina Clements, Penn State Brandywine
Steve VanTuyl, Carnegie Mellon University