December 11, 2006

PoM: Virtual Use and Real Users: Understanding Use Requirements and User Needs

Sorry, posts delayed due to a sick child...

NEDCC Persistence of Memory Conference
Speaker: Elizabeth Yakel, University of Michigan

Links from talk on her site

* Access & Accesibility
- virtual presence, finding aids, digital imaging, MARC records
- ability to make sense of collections

* Differences between physical & virtual worlds
- create rich context! repurpose, interlink, multiple points of access

* Mediation to Collaboration
- commenting, tagging, collaborative filtering, bookmarking/bookbags
- social navigation

* Evaluation
- "Developing Archival Metrics", UMich SI department report
- Google Analytics

Persistence results from accessibility, not access!

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