EbscoHost unveiled their new 2.0 interface today and although it was an expected change, it still came as a surprise. Many of the changes implemented are the result of extensive user testing and feedback.
With the new interface design, Ebsco has implemented what end users like and use. The layout is set up to default to 3 columns with similar items grouped together. You can also easily create a RSS feed to your search, and the "Add this" button makes it easy for people to bookmark and share the link to the article.
The changes make the Ebsco databases some of the most user-centered databases the library subscribes to. I expect to see other database vendors follow suit and redesign their interface too.
Click on the images below to see a larger view of the changes I think should be pointed out. You can also read more about the changes at the Ebsco website.
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