After logging in you will immediately see some changes, including a sleeker, more user-friendly design. Among the many changes we would like to highlight are the following:
- Faster Performance: If your patrons search for anything on our service, expect accurate results and expect them FAST. We have also dramatically increased the response time of our sorting feature.
- New Search Features – Quick Search: If you subscribe to several publications, our new ‘Quick Search’ allows you to query all content across all of our offerings.
- Text field suggestions: Several fields now include an auto-populate feature which anticipates search terms as you type by dynamically querying our databases to auto-fill terms on search forms.
- Updated look-and-feel to provide a more pleasant user experience. This includes re-organizing our search forms as well as our actual listings. The new layout is based on feedback from users.
In addition to these changes, we are also happy to announce that we will shortly be offering COUNTER compliant reports, which will allow you to access your own usage statistics. And finally, we are partnering with the leading federated search vendors, which will enable your patrons to find our content more easily.
This is only the first round of improvements we expect to make to our database, in order to make it the best biographical resource possible. If you have any suggestions about the new site, please share them with me at MBOfeedback@marquiswhoswho.com. We look forward to hearing from you.