[Posted to multiple lists on behalf of my colleague Andrew. Apologies for any resulting duplication! ]


Do you still use THOMAS and have yet to switch to Are you available for a 15 minute telephone interview about search on The Library of Congress needs your help! See today’s In Custodia Legis blog via  or the full text below for details!


Emily Carr

Senior Legal Research Specialist

Public Services Division

Law Library of Congress

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THOMAS to Gap Analysis and User Testing
June 25, 2015 by Andrew Weber

With each release of, THOMAS is one step closer to retiring to Monticello.  Tina has recently joined the team and has been working on a gap analysis between the two systems.  She is identifying items such as the Senate Executive Communications and Congressional Record Index that exist only on THOMAS as things to address on

Jill is ready to look at this from a user testing angle and interview some THOMAS users who still haven’t made the switch to  Are you one of them?  Are you available for a 15 minute telephone interview about search on

If so, here is how you can help.

  1. Copy and paste the three questions below into an email.
  2. Indicate your answer for each question.
  3. In the email subject line put: THOMAS Search Interview.
  4. Send to: [log in to unmask] by Wednesday, July 1.
  5. We will be back in touch to set up a time.

1. Please identify yourself. (choose one)

2. What is the main place you search for legislative information? (choose one)

3. What brought you to recently?