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== What are the best methods for assessing user needs with regards to digital libraries? ==
 
 
 
The User Studies Working Group will be compiling resources, conducting research, and drafting literature to assist those who are interesting in evaluating users of digital repositories and their needs.
 
 
 
== Addressing users and user needs: The User Studies Working Group white paper ==
 
 
 
Participants identified four assessment topics to explore during the [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rLdMSPCbR_F-hE0ZhWzS70IBGEMh1450ff0x_ioPrIk/edit Assessment Breakout Session] at the 2014 DLF Forum:
 
 
 
# User/Usability studies
 
# Identifying users and uses
 
# Return On Investment (ROI)
 
# Reuse of content/what do users do with content
 
 
 
These four groups will make up the focus of a white paper on assessing users and user needs.  The working group will complete a series of tasks to generate the white paper:
 
 
 
# Compile a [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AVlT3QlmhbcUmoRtZ0hpvEhpbD9_Eld5bHsa-JNHX24/edit?usp=sharing bibliography]
 
# Develop a literature review -- '''Completed'''
 
# Draft of [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Jd7N6BMh7g1DbgSpL0vigY4s87k7UQjOJLvgYYkqP0c/edit?usp=sharing white paper] for public comment
 
 
 
The final draft of the white paper will be released in December 2015.
 
 
 
=== White Paper Participants ===
 
 
 
==== White Paper Team ====
 
* Joyce Chapman, Duke University
 
* Megan Hurst, Athenaeum21 Consulting
 
* Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Loyola University New Orleans
 
* Caroline Muglia, University of Southern California
 
* Genya O’Gara, Virtual Library of Virginia
 
* Ayla Stein, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
* Santi Thompson, University of Houston (Co-Leader)
 
* Liz Woolcott, Utah State University (Co-Leader)
 
* Tao Zhang, Purdue University
 
 
 
==== Literature Review Team ====
 
* Joyce Chapman, Duke University
 
* Jody DeRidder, University of Alabama
 
* Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Loyola University New Orleans
 
* Martha Kyrillidou, Association of Research Libraries
 
* Caroline Muglia, University of Southern California
 
* Genya O’Gara, Virtual Library of Virginia
 
* Ayla Stein, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
* Santi Thompson, University of Houston (Leader)
 
* Rachel Trent, State Library of North Carolina
 
* Liz Woolcott, Utah State University
 
 
 
==== Bibliography Team ====
 
* Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Loyola University New Orleans
 
* Santi Thompson, University of Houston (Leader)
 
* Rachel Trent, George Washington University
 
* Liz Woolcott, Utah State University
 
* Tao Zhang, Purdue University
 
 
 
== Future efforts ==
 
 
 
Future efforts from the group may include generating complementary content, such as:
 
# Templates/guides
 
# Toolkits
 
# Original Research
 
 
 
== Learning more and getting involved ==
 
 
 
The working group maintains a [https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxKlOQm6nnVndnJrR200UFZoSm8&usp=sharing Google Drive folder], which contains meeting notes and drafts of working documents.
 
 
 
If you have any questions, or are interested in participating in the working group, please contact [mailto:sathompson3@uh.edu Santi Thompson]. You can also fill out our [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16X0B-NSulh1V6HuqkSZZq0El35AQlZLbpWUlzNx2Puo/edit User Studies Participant] spreadsheet.
 

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