19.722 new publication: Use and Users of Digital Resources: A Focus on Undergraduate Education

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 06:52:20 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 722.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 06:45:32 +0100
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: new publication: Use and Users of Digital
Resources: A Focus on Undergraduate Education

[From Diane Harley <dianeh_at_berkeley.edu>]

We are please to announce the posting of our final report:
Use and Users of Digital Resources: A Focus on Undergraduate
Education in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Copies of the report are available at:

Generous funding for this multi-year project was provided by
the A.W. Mellon Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett
Foundation. Additional support was provided by CITRIS,
Hewlett-Packard, CDL, and UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor of Research.

Authors: Diane Harley, Ph.D., Principal Investigator; Jonathan Henke,
Shannon Lawrence, Ian Miller, Irene Perciali, Ph.D., and David Nasatir, Ph.D.

The purpose of our research was to 1) map the universe of digital
resources available to a subset of undergraduate educators in the
humanities and social sciences, and 2) investigate how and if
available digital resources are actually being used in undergraduate
teaching environments. We employed multiple methods, including
surveys and focus groups. Our definition of digital resources is
intentionally broad and includes rich media objects (e.g., maps,
video, images, etc.) as well as text.

     * Executive Summary
     * Introduction and Rationale for the Project
     * Understanding the Humanities/Social Science Digital Resource
Landscape and Where Users Fit Into It
     * How Are Digital Resources Being Used Among Diverse Communities?
     * Faculty Discussion Groups and Faculty Survey
     * Transaction Log Analysis and Website Surveys
     * Why Study Users?
     * Interviews with Digital Resource Providers
     * Site Owners and User Researchers Meeting
     * Conclusions
     * Bibliography
     * Appendices
Diane Harley, Ph.D.
Director, Higher Education in the Digital Age Project
Center for Studies in Higher Education,
University of California, Berkeley

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