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Birds of a Feather Session

Description: Presentation of speakers and topics in a birds of a feather session for the 2013 Digital Frontiers Annual Conference. Topics include: Testing the research usability of finding aids and metadata of primary resources, exploring data curation across disciplines using Google books for academic research, digital collection usage, teaching humanities digitally, and internet politics.
Date: September 21, 2013
Creator: Bartlett, Mary Lee; Bailey, Janet; Caton, Amy; Lancaster, Scott; Boeke, Cindy; Henry, Robin et al.
Partner: UNT Digital Scholarship Cooperative (DiSCo)

Shaping User Experience

Description: This presentation is part of a conference workshop about shaping user experience. The topics of the presentation include usability testing, iterative design, and digital libraries.
Date: March 2012
Creator: Krahmer, Ana; Crane, Kate & Carlisle, Tara
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Unknown Path - Evaluating Electronic Resources for Access-Based Collection Development

Description: Presentation evaluates different electronic resources for access-based collection development. The presentation covers trials and feedback from librarians, as well as the pros and cons of different access-based models. This presentation was shown at the 2015 Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition.
Date: November 6, 2015
Creator: Miller, Erin; Crawford, Laurel & Henley, Mark
Partner: UNT Libraries

Usability of a Keyphrase Browsing Tool Based on a Semantic Cloud Model

Description: The goal of this research was to facilitate the scrutiny and utilization of Web search engine retrieval results. I used a graphical keyphrase browsing interface to visualize the conceptual information space of the results, presenting document characteristics that make document relevance determinations easier.
Date: August 2006
Creator: Johnston, Onaje Omotola
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparative Analysis of Style of User Interface Look and Feel in a Synchronous Computer Supported Cooperative Work Environment

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine whether the style of a user interface (i.e., its look and feel) has an effect on the usability of a synchronous computer supported cooperative work (CSCW) environment for delivering Internet-based collaborative content. The problem motivating this study is that people who are located in different places need to be able to communicate with one another. One way to do this is by using complex computer tools that allow users to share information, documents, programs, etc. As an increasing number of business organizations require workers to use these types of complex communication tools, it is important to determine how users regard these types of tools and whether they are perceived to be useful. If a tool, or interface, is not perceived to be useful then it is often not used, or used ineffectively. As organizations strive to improve communication with and among users by providing more Internet-based collaborative environments, the users' experience in this form of delivery may be tied to a style of user interface look and feel that could negatively affect their overall acceptance and satisfaction of the collaborative environment. The significance of this study is that it applies the technology acceptance model (TAM) as a tool for evaluating style of user interface look and feel in a collaborative environment, and attempts to predict which factors of that model, perceived ease of use and/or perceived usefulness, could lead to better acceptance of collaborative tools within an organization.
Date: May 2005
Creator: Livingston, Alan
Partner: UNT Libraries