Dean's Innovation Grant 2013: Finding aid usage patterns and usability

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The University of North Texas Libraries’ Dean’s Innovation Grant, formerly known as the Green Light To Greatness Award, provides funding to research and projects within the UNT Libraries that promote scholarship and contribute to the gathering of knowledge that helps improve our libraries, our university, and the community.

Dean’s Innovation Grant 2013 Awardees

Morgan Gieringer, Will Hicks

Project Title

Finding aid usage patterns and usability

Project Description

Using a combination of web analytics and user surveys, the researchers planned to analyze the current usage of electronic finding aids at UNT within the context of the larger ecosystem of discovery tools available to researchers.

In doing so it was hoped that electronic finding aids may be improved through better operability with other discovery tools and the inclusion of more relevant content for the researcher.

Contributor Biographies

Morgan Gieringer is the Head of Special Collections in University Libraries Special Collections . She has a Master of Library Science from TWU.

Will Hicks is the Head of User Interfaces in the User Interfaces Unit. He has a Master of Library Science and a Master of Management in Musicology, both from UNT.