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Friday, August 17 • 9:45am - 10:45am
402 - Hello, Is It Me You're Looking For?: Usability Studies in Archives

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How can your archives, and the tools you employ, work better for your patrons? Conducting a user study is surprisingly easy and doesn't require special tech skills. The speakers demonstrate UX testing workflows, methodologies, and tools, using our own multi-institutional study of the Archive-It user interface as an example. You'll leave equipped with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to create your own user study to make your systems more transparent and user-friendly.








Chair
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Alexis Antracoli

Assistant University Archivist for Technical Services, Princeton University
Alexis Antracoli is Assistant University Archivist for Technical Services at Princeton University's Mudd Manuscript Library where she leads technical services operations. She teaches in the archival studies graduate program at Rutgers University.

Speakers
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Rachel Appel

Digital Projects & Services Librarian, Temple University
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Celia Caust-Ellenbogen

Archivist, Swarthmore College
Celia Caust-Ellenbogen has worked at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College since 2015. She is also a graduate of Swarthmore. In the interim, she earned an MLIS from the Univ. of Pittsburgh and worked at the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of... Read More →
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Sarah Denison

Deputy State Archivist, Delaware Public Archives
Sarah Denison is Delaware's Deputy State Archivist and manages the state's archive, records management, and historical markers programs at the Delaware Public Archives. She earned her MLIS from Drexel University with concentrations in digital curation and archival studies.
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Stefanie Ramsay

Digital Projects Librarian, Temple University
I am Digital Projects Librarian at Temple University where she manages digitization projects and contributes to PA Digital. I have an MLIS from the University of Washington and I am a former member of the National Digital Stewardship Residency program.


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