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With the new LibCentral up and running and the new Reader soon to follow, we have two major components of the new platform available to you – one is completed, and one is near completion and ready for beta testing.

We’re moving full steam ahead on the new ebrary Reader that’s in development, and will serve as the Reader for the combined platform in the future. We’re continuing to conduct user testing of each new feature set with student researchers, observing what works for them, what needs adjustment, and why.

Some areas of recent research include:

-- Login and create account experience
-- Ease of navigation/finding key features
-- Streamlined print process
-- Highlights, notes, and bookmarks
-- Simplified download process (including testing the process for PC & mobile devices)

We are also conducting in-person meetings with librarians to include them in sharing our findings and getting their feedback on development.

This leads us to our next big news—it’s not too early to express interest in participating in our beta program or to learn more about the pilot program that will directly follow. In May, we will be confirming the 6 -10 customers who will be included in beta testing.

As always, we appreciate your input and support and encourage you to contact with any questions, comments, or to show your interest in the beta program.

08 May 2014

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