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Persona Development and Use, or, How to Make Imaginary People Work for You
In the spring of 2009, the University of Washington (UW) Libraries User Experience (UX) Group embarked on a project to create personas, which are “detailed descriptions of imaginary people constructed out of well-understood, highly specified data about real people.”1 Although the Libraries regularly conducts assessments of ...
LibGuides Usability Testing: Customizing a Product to Work for Your Users
After moving subject and class research guides from static html pages to Springshare’s LibGuides system, the University of Washington Libraries investigated how these guides and their built-in features were being understood and used our by students. This paper will describe usability testing that was conducted on our LibGuides ...
Barriers to adoption of an institutional repository
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Methodological Diversity and Assessment Sustainability: Growing the Culture of Assessment at the University of Washington Libraries
The University of Washington Libraries has been active in library assessment since 1991 and is frequently mentioned as one of the few academic libraries with a thriving culture of assessment. During the past fifteen years the assessment program has grown steadily, moving from a one-time large-scale survey to an ongoing ...
Website Redesign: The University of Washington Libraries’ Experience
(Emerald Group Publishing, 2006)
Purpose: This article is a case study of a large academic library’s website redesign, undertaken during the 2003-2004 academic year. Methodology: During the redesign process, numerous methods of eliciting user feedback were used; this included an online survey, focus groups with each of the Libraries’ primary user ...
University of Washington Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project in DSpace
Preliminary findings on the deployment of metadata for a project using DSpace at the University of Washington Libraries are presented. Problems encountered include mapping user-provided metadata for a domain-specific image collection to Dublin Core. Creating collection-specific qualifiers and adding value prefixes were tested ...