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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.


Sherri Berger

Product Manager for Special Collections, California Digital Library
Sherri Berger is Product Manager for Special Collections at the California Digital Library. She leads and participates in collaborative projects that provide greater access to digital collections throughout California.

Rachael Hu

UX Manager, California Digital Library (CDL)
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... Read More →
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Roger C. Schonfeld

Director of Libraries, Scholarly Communications and Museums 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. Previously, Roger was a research associate at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He received degrees... Read More →

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... Read More →

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

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