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Posted January 8, 2020

We’re Turning 25 in 2020!

This year GALILEO will turn 25, and we have a number of exciting things in store.

There will be a major focus on revamping the GALILEO research portal. We plan to improve design, accessibility and user experience. Staff has already started by looking at usage statistics and user behavior, creating user stories with the input of an advisory committee and thinking through new designs.

By this summer, expect to see some changes to the research homepage that boost functionality. We plan to do usability testing, as well as get feedback from super users on ideas we have for other, major interface changes. We’re also planning to streamline the About GALILEO informational pages that many of you rely on. Stay tuned, we may be reaching out to you for your advice!

At the same time, we are continuing work with OpenAthens. We will soon wrap up single sign-on implementation for all University System of Georgia and Technical College System of Georgia institutions. By the spring/summer, will plan to start implementing OpenAthens at public libraries, with K-12 schools to follow.

In addition to redesigning GALILEO and implementing OpenAthens, other 2020 goals include strengthening our connections with K-12 partners and expanding awareness of open educational resources.

Read more from this month’s quarterly e-newsletter.