Where do users find value?

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Presentation on the value of The Portal to Texas History at a symposium at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, Cultural Heritage Archives: Networks, Innovation & Collaboration. This was part of a session on the users of Cultural Heritage Archival Materials.

Creator(s):
Creation Date: September 26, 2013
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries
Collection(s):
UNT Scholarly Works
Usage:
Total Uses: 54
Past 30 days: 13
Yesterday: 1
Creator (Author):
Belden, Dreanna

University of North Texas

Creator (Author):
Murray, Kathleen R.

University of North Texas

Date(s):
  • Creation: September 26, 2013
Description:

Presentation on the value of The Portal to Texas History at a symposium at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, Cultural Heritage Archives: Networks, Innovation & Collaboration. This was part of a session on the users of Cultural Heritage Archival Materials.

Degree:
Department: Libraries
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Annotated PowerPoint (ppt) version of this presentation is available for download.

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Abstract: Murray and Belden conducted research that explored the impact and value of digitized resources for users of The Portal to Texas History, a collaborative digital library. The range of primary-source materials includes maps, books, manuscripts, newspapers, diaries, photographs, and letters from the unique collections of 250 partners at Texas libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, genealogical societies, and private families. A common framework of impact value areas included: economic, social, educational, cultural, political, environmental, organizational, and operational. Using a common framework made it possible to conceptually organize findings from several data sources, including a survey, citation analysis, usage statistics, and user-submitted comments. The study discovered interesting results from the demographics of Portal users, and challenged assumptions we had about who these users would be.

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15 p.

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Keyword(s): genealogical societies | history | The Portal to Texas History | impact value | assessments
Source: Cultural Heritage Archives: Networks, Innovation and Collaboration Symposium, 2013, Washington DC, United States
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Partner:
UNT Libraries
Collection:
UNT Scholarly Works
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  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc185793
Resource Type: Presentation
Format: Image
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Access: Public