Usability Workshops

The KB+ team has started working on the improvement of KB+ user interface to enhance user experience and usability. On the first phase of this work, we are carrying out some user research to try to understand the needs of our audiences better. Part of this research will consist of two user workshops with existing and new users.

Location and dates

There will be two usability workshops.

  • Manchester on Wednesday 27 April 2016 from 11.00-15.00
  • London on Tuesday 5th April 2016 from 11.00-15.00

You are welcome to join either the workshop in Manchester or  London. Each workshop will run with only a small number of participants from 11.00am to 15.00pm.

Some goals of the study include;

  • To try and understand the needs of our audiences better
  • To identify the key tasks that are being performed with KB+
  • To identify how users would like to see KB+ improved in the future

What should you expect?

An interesting interactive day whereby you are given the opportunity to put forward your ideas for the improvement of the user experience of this increasingly used application. The session will involve discussions, be quite hands on, interactive and hopefully enjoyable !

Please can you can you confirm your attendance to either workshop, including your chosen venue as soon as possible as places are limited to anita.martin@jisc.ac.uk. Once attendance has been confirmed directions to the venue will be sent out to you.

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Monthly Webinar – Licences

We ran the second in our monthly webinar series focusing on different areas of KB+ and this weeks topic was licences.

Click here to watch the 50 mins webinar on licenses on KB+ where I talk about how you can store your licenses, view key properties, export useful information and use our comparison tools to help you identify what is permissible across different licences.

Following feedback from the community we have worked on improving existing licences functionality as well as introducing new features and this webinar attempts to cover the range of tools now available in KB+.

In this webinar I show:

  • How to add licences to your KB+ account, by copying from the knowledge base or adding a blank licence
  • How you can edit the key properties table within a licence to add your own properties
  • How to link to a subscription from the licence
  • How to search across the licences including filtering by properties and export this information
  • How to use the Licence Comparison Tool – comparing ONIX-PL licences
  • How to ‘Compare Licences (KB+ Licence Properties)

Our next webinar will be on the 23rd March at 11.00 and is about Subscriptions, please email knowledgebaseplus@jisc.ac.uk for full details on joining.