Scott Hanrath

University Libraries
Assistant Librarian
Assistant Dean of Digital Initiatives and Discovery Services
Primary office:
Watson Library
University of Kansas
1425 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045


MS, Information Science (MSIS), School of Information & Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

BA, English and Philosophy, Saint Olaf College

Research Interests

  • Web Usability, Library Discovery Tools

Selected Publications

Radio, E., & Hanrath, S. (2016). Measuring the Impact and Effectiveness of Transitioning to a Linked Data Vocabulary. Journal of Library Metadata, 16(2), 80-94. DOI:10.1080/19386389.2016.1215734

Hanrath, S., & Kottman, M. (2015). Use and Usability of a Discovery Tool in an Academic Library. Journal of Web Librarianship, 9(1), 1-21. DOI:10.1080/19322909.2014.983259

Hanrath, S. (2013). Using Event Tracking to Enhance Library Web Interfaces. In Brick & Click Libraries Symposium Proceedings (pp. 86-95). Maryville, MO : Northwest Missouri State University.

Selected Presentations

Hanrath, S. & . (06/15/2016). Integrating a Faculty Activity Reporting System with an Institutional Repository in Support of Open Access. Open Repositories 2016. Dublin, Ireland

Hanrath, S., Faiks, A. & McCullough, J. (11/13/2015). Linked Data-Driven Discovery: Applications and APIs from a User-Centered Perspective. Library Information Technology Association (LITA) Forum. Minneapolis, MN. Available Here

Hanrath, S. & Radio, E. (06/10/2015). User Search Terms and Controlled Subject Vocabularies in an Institutional Repository. Open Repositories 2015. Indianapolis, IN. Available Here

Hanrath, S. (05/06/2015). Using Google Analytics with Primo. Presentation, Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA) 2015 Conference. Minneapolis, MN

Hanrath, S. (05/01/2014). Boolean Search Suggestions in Primo. Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA) 2014 Meeting, April 29 - May 2, 2014. Montreal, Canada. Available Here

Hanrath, S. & Kottman, M. (12/31/2013). Primo Usability Studies at the University of Kansas. Presentation, Primo User Studies Panel, Ex Libris Users North American (ELUNA) 2013 Conference. Athens, GA

Hanrath, S. (12/31/2013). Using Event Tracking to Enhance Library Web Interfaces. Presentation, Brick and Click Academic Library Symposium. Maryville, MO

Hanrath, S. (12/31/2012). Primo Implementation at the University of Kansas. Presentation, Ex Libris Users North America (ELUNA) 2012 Conference. Salt Lake City, UT

Hanrath, S. (12/31/2012). Virtual Environments at the University of Kansas Libraries. Living the Future Conference. Tuscon, AZ

Hanrath, S. (12/31/2012). Zotero and SherpaROMeO API Mashup (Lightning Talk). Presentation, Code4lib 2012 Conference. Seattle, WA

Hanrath, S. (12/31/2011). One Week | One Tool: ultra-rapid open source development among strangers. Presentation, Code4lib 2011 Conference. Bloomington, IN

Hanrath, S., Schulte, R. & Goodwin Thiel, S. (09/24/2011). Naismith Goes Digitial. Representing Knowledge in the Digital Humanities Conference. Lawrence, KS

Rosenblum, B. & Hanrath, S. (12/31/2009). Building content and community: digital publishing services at the University of Kansas. Presentation, International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference. Vancouver, BC

Devlin, F., Ellis, E., Hanrath, S. & Currie, L. (10/23/2008). The Making of a 'Make-over': Redesigning the KU Libraries’ Web Pages. Presentation, College and University Libraries Section, Kansas Library Association Fall Conference. Lawrence, KS

Hanrath, S. (03/31/2005). Developing Computer-Assisted Survey Software for Collecting Geospatial Data Objects. Presentation, FedCASIC Workshop. Washington, DC

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