The Discovery and Research Services (DRS) department oversees the the IU Bloomington Libraries website and the discovery tool OneSearch@IU and participates actively in the development and implementation of the new discovery layer interface for IUCAT, the IU Libraries' shared statewide online catalog, as well as related online services. We proactively seek opportunities to collaboratively deliver transformative experiences that facilitate discovery and strengthen scholarship at Indiana University.

We strive to exceed expectations for internal and external constituencies as we develop, design, deliver, and support innovative services, systems, and tools. We embrace a user-centered approach, identifying and anticipating user needs through data analysis, usability testing, and assessment. We subscribe to a philosophy of continuous improvement achieved through an iterative design process to selectively implement existing and emerging technologies.

In partnership with library and campus units, DRS works to enhance enduser success and to fulfill our shared mission to support the teaching, learning and research of the University community.

In conjunction with our mission, we will use these guiding principles to strategically prioritize projects:

Dynamic  (data, services)  |  Experimental  (pioneering, innovative)  |   Collaborative   |  Transparent (seamless, open)  | Impact


October 6th 2014 @ 2:07pm WeaveUX, issue 1: it’s here!

It’s official: Issue No.

September 30th 2014 @ 5:05pm New databases for September

The following list represents new subscription databases added to the A-

August 29th 2014 @ 5:00pm New databases for August

The following list represents new subscription databases added to the A-

August 13th 2014 @ 2:12pm Putting the User First

We here in Disc

July 7th 2014 @ 11:34am Looking Back, Moving Forward – New Website is Launched!

Today (July 7, 2014) marks the official launch date of the Libraries’ new Drupal

Contact Info

Wells Library W501
1320 East Tenth Street
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Courtney Greene McDonald
Courtney McDonald - Head
(812) 855-4217

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