ERIC Number: EJ1160678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
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User Engagement with Digital Archives for Research and Teaching: A Case Study of "Emblematica Online"
Green, Harriett E.; Lamprin, Patricia
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v17 n4 p759-775 Oct 2017
Researchers increasingly engage with the digital archives built by libraries, archives, and museums, but many institutions still seek to learn more about researchers' needs and practices with these digital collections. This paper presents a user assessment study for "Emblematica Online," a research digital library that provides digitized versions of emblem books from leading rare book collections. This paper examines the ways in which scholars engage with the special collections contained within "Emblematica Online" through analysis of interviews. The authors propose that the diverse and complex uses of digital special collections require libraries and archives to consider expanding the capabilities of their digital content and platforms.
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Archives, Use Studies, Case Studies, Users (Information), Research Needs, Scholarship, Research Utilization, Humanities, Humanities Instruction, Interviews, Questionnaires, Data Analysis, Foreign Countries
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