Program Officer, Member Initiatives
One year ago, RLG was preparing to launch RedLightGreen, a free online service based on the records in the RLG Union Catalog aimed at college undergraduates and optimized to provide access to a wealth of high quality, trusted, print resources through a simple, easy-to-use interface. At the Spring 2003 CNI Task Force Meeting, we gave a presentation that highlighted use of FRBR, MARC in XML, data mining, user studies, and future directions. Now, with a full semester and more of academic trial use, further user studies, and with continued funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, RLG will report on:
Who’s using the system, and how?
Further findings from extended user studies, and how user studies have specifically influenced interface design and helped dictate future directions for the service
How institutions can join an expanded partnership for RedLightGreen – for free
Planned future directions for the service
Update: RedLightGreen Pilot (PPT)