Participatory Design in Academic Libraries: New Reports and Findings

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This report looks at how staff at eight academic institutions gained new insight about how students and faculty use their libraries, and how the staff are using these findings to improve library technologies, space, and services. Participatory design is a relatively recent approach to understanding library user behavior. It is based on techniques used in anthropological and ethnographic observation. The report is based on a series of presentations at the second CLIR Seminar on Participatory Design of Academic Libraries, held at the University of Rochester’s River Campus June 5-7, 2013. Chapters focus on projects at the University of Colorado, Boulder; ... continued below

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110 p. : col. ill.

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Council on Library and Information Resources February 2014.

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  • Main Title: Participatory Design in Academic Libraries: New Reports and Findings
  • Series Title: CLIR Publication No. 161

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This report looks at how staff at eight academic institutions gained new insight about how students and faculty use their libraries, and how the staff are using these findings to improve library technologies, space, and services. Participatory design is a relatively recent approach to understanding library user behavior. It is based on techniques used in anthropological and ethnographic observation. The report is based on a series of presentations at the second CLIR Seminar on Participatory Design of Academic Libraries, held at the University of Rochester’s River Campus June 5-7, 2013. Chapters focus on projects at the University of Colorado, Boulder; Colby College; University of Connecticut; Columbia University; Rush University Medical Center; Purdue University; Northwestern University; and the University of Rochester. David Lindahl, of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, provided the keynote.

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Council on Library and Information Resources. Participatory Design in Academic Libraries: New Reports and Findings, book, February 2014; Washington, DC. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc282584/: accessed February 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .