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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.
 
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.
  
== The User Studies Working Group white paper (2014-2015) ==
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=== The User Studies Working Group white paper (2014-2015) ===
  
 
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:
 
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:
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# Release final draft of [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i9x1Su48KWBU14I0i5odrxh1SCYurrGWLXlfiST5NLI/edit?usp=sharing '''Surveying the Landscape: Use and Usability Assessment of Digital Libraries''']  
 
# Release final draft of [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i9x1Su48KWBU14I0i5odrxh1SCYurrGWLXlfiST5NLI/edit?usp=sharing '''Surveying the Landscape: Use and Usability Assessment of Digital Libraries''']  
  
=== White Paper Participants ===
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==== White Paper Team ====
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* Joyce Chapman, Duke University
 
* Joyce Chapman, Duke University
 
* Megan Hurst, Athenaeum21 Consulting
 
* Megan Hurst, Athenaeum21 Consulting
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* Tao Zhang, Purdue University
 
* Tao Zhang, Purdue University
  
==== Literature Review Team ====
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* Joyce Chapman, Duke University
 
* Joyce Chapman, Duke University
 
* Jody DeRidder, University of Alabama
 
* Jody DeRidder, University of Alabama
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* Liz Woolcott, Utah State University
 
* Liz Woolcott, Utah State University
  
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* Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Loyola University New Orleans
 
* Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Loyola University New Orleans
 
* Santi Thompson, University of Houston (Leader)
 
* Santi Thompson, University of Houston (Leader)

Revision as of 19:46, 10 December 2015

The User Studies Working Group compiles resources, conducts research, and drafts literature to assist those who are interesting in evaluating users of digital repositories and their needs.

Publications from the DLF AIG User Studies Working Group

Surveying the Landscape: Use and Usability Assessment of Digital Libraries is available via Google docs here

Current Projects

After discussions at the 2015 DLF Forum Assessment Lunch, the User Studies Working Group will be focusing on two new projects in 2016:

  • Standardizing terms and metrics for digital library usability studies
  • Generating a toolkit to assess digital library reuse

Get Involved

The working group maintains a 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 Santi Thompson. You can also fill out our User Studies Participant spreadsheet.

Past Projects

The User Studies Working Group white paper (2014-2015)

Participants identified four assessment topics to explore during the Assessment Breakout Session at the 2014 DLF Forum:

  1. User/Usability studies
  2. Identifying users and uses
  3. Return On Investment (ROI)
  4. 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:

  1. Compile a bibliography
  2. Develop a literature review -- Completed
  3. Release Surveying the Landscape: Use and Usability Assessment of Digital Libraries for public comment
  4. Release final draft of Surveying the Landscape: Use and Usability Assessment of Digital Libraries

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

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