The UC was one of only a handful of institutions selected to evaluate a new interface and search features being developed by ProQuest.  UC librarians voiced their opinions via an online survey and several conference calls.  On the UC Irvine campus, students were able to use the trial on public terminals and provide feedback via the online survey.  Thanks to UC’s active participation, the interface and features have evolved as the trial has gone on, with positive results. ProQuest plans to roll out the new version sometime in mid-July.

Many thanks to Steve MacLeod at UC Irvine, who coordinated efforts on the campus, and to the Resource Liaisons and librarians who were active participants: Judy Ruttenberg, Pauline Manaka, Harold Gee, and Joan Ariel.