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<h2>About <em>Surveying the Landscape</em></h2> <p>This white paper analyzes the current landscape of use and usability studies conducted for digital libraries, focusing on three core areas identified at the 2014 Digital Library Federation forum: </p> <ul> <li>Making usability studies more accessible to librarians (“usability studies”)</li> <li>Tracking the return on investment for digital libraries (“return on investment”)</li> <li>Understanding the reuse of digital library materials (“content reuse”)</li> </ul> <p>This paper identifies the strengths and gaps in the current literature in each of these three areas and makes recommendations for next steps toward the development of best practices.</p> <p>This paper was authored by the DLF AIG User Studies Working Group, one of four DLF AIG working groups formed following the 2014 DLF forum to develop best practices centered around assessment of digital libraries. The other working groups are focused on analytics, cost, and citations.</p> <h2>Acknowledgements</h2> <p><strong>White Paper Writing</strong></p> <p>Joyce Chapman, Duke University</p> <p>Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Loyola University New Orleans</p> <p>Liz Woolcott, Utah State University (Leader)</p> <p>Tao Zhang, Purdue University</p> <p><strong>White Paper Review</strong> </p> <p>Megan Hurst, Athenaeum21 Consulting</p> <p>Caroline Muglia, University of Southern California</p> <p>Genya O’Gara, Virtual Library of Virginia</p> <p>Ayla Stein, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign</p> <p>Santi Thompson, University of Houston (Leader)</p> <p><strong>Tag Analysis & Content Synthesis</strong></p> <p>Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Loyola University New Orleans</p> <p>Martha Kyrillidou, Association of Research Libraries</p> <p>Caroline Muglia, University of Southern California</p> <p>Genya O’Gara, Virtual Library of Virginia</p> <p>Ayla Stein, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign</p> <p>Santi Thompson, University of Houston (Leader)</p> <p>Liz Woolcott, Utah State University</p> <p><strong>Literature Review</strong> </p> <p>Joyce Chapman, Duke University</p> <p>Jody DeRidder, University of Alabama</p> <p>Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Loyola University New Orleans</p> <p>Martha Kyrillidou, Association of Research Libraries</p> <p>Caroline Muglia, University of Southern California</p> <p>Genya O’Gara, Virtual Library of Virginia</p> <p>Ayla Stein, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign</p> <p>Santi Thompson, University of Houston (Leader)</p> <p>Rachel Trent, State Library of North Carolina</p> <p>Liz Woolcott, Utah State University</p> <p><strong>Bibliography Development</strong></p> <p>Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Loyola University New Orleans</p> <p>Santi Thompson, University of Houston (Leader)</p> <p>Rachel Trent, George Washington University</p> <p>Liz Woolcott, Utah State University</p> <p>Tao Zhang, Purdue University</p>
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