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Thursday, August 15 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
SESSION 205 - Exploring the User Experience with Digital Primary Sources

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As archives increasingly use the web to provide access to holdings, it is critical to identify and continually update our knowledge of user needs and behaviors. This session focuses on user needs and how usability assessment can help us evaluate the extent to which our online interfaces and tools are meeting the needs of target audiences. Panelists discuss recent studies with various methodologies and share findings related to the user experience with online primary sources.


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Sherri Berger

Special Collections Product Manager, California Digital Library
Sherri Berger is a Product Manager at the California Digital Library. She works on collaborative digital projects to provide greater access to special collections throughout California. She managed the two-year project build a next-generation Calisphere service (both the interface and underlying ingest platform), and is currently spearheading the effort envision and implement exhibitions on the site.
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Jody L DeRidder

Head, Metadata & Digital Services, University of Alabama
My focus is on leveraging available resources, energy and interests to develop collaborative and often innovative solutions to problems we all face. My background is heavily technical, but my approach is very humanistic. I'm actively seeking opportunities in which I can best contribute to the field and meeting needs/improving services.
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Rachael Hu

User Experience Design Manager, University of California Office of the President
Rachael works as the User Experience Design Manager at California Digital Library-- facilitating the user-centered design process for projects across programs and services at CDL. She has a Master's of Science in Information from the University of Michigan where she pursued a tailored degree specializing in Human Computer Interaction and Archives and Records Management. She has worked in the Internet industry since 1999. Most recently, she... Read More →
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Roger C. Schonfeld

Director, Library and Scholarly Communication Program, Ithaka S+R
Roger is program director at Ithaka S+R. There, he leads strategic consulting, surveys, and other research projects, designed for academic libraries, publishers, and scholarly societies. Recently, Roger has led the development of Ithaka S+R’s surveys for individual colleges and universities, to help them better serve the needs of their own faculty members and students. He has also led research and consulting projects on collections... Read More →
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Donghee Sinn

assistant professor, University at Albany
Donghee Sinn is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Information Studies, University at Albany (State University of New York). She specializes in Archives and Records Management, and her research interests focus particularly on the archival research in relation with personal archiving and public memory in the digital environment and archival use/user studies of primary sources in digital formats. Her current projects include quantitative... Read More →


Thursday August 15, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand Salon 9/12

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