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Kelsey Brett

Kelsey Brett

Department Head Discovery and Metadata

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Role in the Library

As the Discovery & Metadata Department Head, Kelsey leads the team that is responsible for describing,enhancing discovery of, and providing access (wherever users are) to the Library's purchased and subscribed resources


MS, Information Studies, University of Texas School of Information 

BA, History, University of Texas

Select Publications

Kelsey Brett (2018) A Comparative Analysis of Electronic Resources Access Problems at Two University Libraries, Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 30:4.

Kelsey Brett, Ashley Lierman, and Cherie Turner (2016) Lessons Learned: A Primo Usability Study, Information Technology and Libraries 35:1, 7-25.

Kelsey Brett, Elizabeth German, and Frederick Young (2015) Tabs and Tabulations: Results of a Transaction Log Analysis of a Tabbed Search Interface, Journal of Web Librarianship 9:1, 22-41.

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