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Participants needed for ScholarSphere usability tests

Researchers are needed to participate in a series of usability tests for a new release of ScholarSphere, a secure repository service that enables the Penn State community to share research and scholarly work with a worldwide audience. The usability tests will be conducted from July 8 to 31, in Davey Laboratory, Instruction Room 211 (in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library) and anyone in the Penn State community can sign up to participate. Sign up for a session here: http://portal.outreach.psu.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=190361. Up to 10 participants will be accepted for each session. Participants will need to bring a flash drive with files to deposit into ScholarSphere. (More than one file is needed in order to test the “sets/collections” feature.)

The sessions will focus primarily on these features of the service:

  • Organizing files into collections for easier management and discovery
  • Uploading files via your Dropbox account
  • Depositing files on behalf of another user

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New release of Scholarsphere

Judging by the recurring snow fall and the lingering cold in various parts of the country, it may not feel quite like spring yet, but we on the ScholarSphere service team have a spring in our step! We’re pleased to announce the newest release of ScholarSphere – version 1.4. This version adds two new features as well as improvements to the user interface. Visit the Content Stewardship Blog for more details.– Patricia Hswe