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Continued institutional investment in digital archives is predicated on their sustained access and use. Researchers and staff connect with the archives through interfaces. Interfaces bring together design decisions and interaction opportunities. The User Experience (UX) Design field has developed methods and tools that have the potential to enhance the archive’s ability to connect its services and collections to designated communities. In this webcast, we review these methods and tools in the context of planning for digital archives access. Participants will learn existing and potential applications of UX principles to digital archives administration through presentation and discussion.
Upon completion of this course, you will:
- Identify established user experience design methods and tools.
- Explain approaches for improving access through the application of these methods and tools.
- Plan for integration of successive generations of user centered design methods and tools.
- Integrate these within existing digital archives’ functions of providing access.
Who Should Attend:
administrators, managers, and practitioners
What You Should Already Know:
Participants should have a working knowledge of OAIS, project management, web design and display issues.
DAS Core Competency:
4. Incorporate technologies throughout the archival lifecycle.
5. Strategically plan for the sustainability of digital archives.
7. Design a defined set of services for designated community.
You will have access to this product for 60 days from the date of purchase. Once the webcast is purchased, go to SAA's Learning Management System and click the Resources tab to access a PDF of the presentation slides and the webcast exam (if applicable).
If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.