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ERIC Number: ED522207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun-22
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Digital Resources in Instruction and Research: Assessing Faculty Discovery, Use and Needs--Final Summary Report
Tobias, Vicki
In 2008, the Digital Initiatives Coordinating Committee (DICC) requested a comprehensive assessment of the UW Digital Collections (UWDC). The goal of this assessment was to better understand faculty awareness of and expectations for digital library resources, services and tools; obtain faculty feedback on digital resource and service needs that support their specific teaching and research; more clearly identify faculty interaction with digital resources in teaching and research activities; and raise faculty awareness of UWDCC in general and its services and resources. The results of this assessment will inform DICC and UWDCC decisions related to UWDC goals and strategic planning, future project and digital collection development and inform development of resources, services, and tools that better meet faculty expectations and satisfy UWDCC strategic goals. The assessment included two activities: a Web-based survey to gather general information and identify trends, issues or obstacles related to faculty discovery and use of digital resources in teaching and research and, the second, focus groups and interviews to gather more detailed information and discover opportunities for UWDCC to support faculty in their work. Focus Group / Interview Questions are included.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin