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Putting the shoe on the other foot (importance of concepts & user orientation)

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presentation & article for ELAG conference 2008 …

presentation & article for ELAG conference 2008

Abstract of paper: "With the change of perspective that has taken place within many cultural institutions, users are becoming kings in cultural heritage websites. Instead of asking ‘what are we able to do?’ the leading question is now ‘what does the user want us to do?’ This paper puts The European Library and Europeana – two of Europe’s most important cultural heritage portals – in this context. First it explains what mechanisms they have in place to meet user demands. Next some of the main trends they are encountering such as the reinvention of collections, personalization and API are briefly addressed."

More details and link to article at http://www.2collab.com/bookmark:35407/details

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    • 1. Putting the shoe on the other foot Fleur Stigter ELAG ‘Rethinking the library’ Wageningen, The Netherlands April 2008
    • 2.
      • Feet…Shoes...?
    • 3.
      • The European Library :
        • A service of the Consortium of European National Librarians (CENL) that gives free access to the resources of Europe’s national libraries
      • Europeana :
        • Formerly known as European digital library or EDL
        • eContent plus funded project (‘digital library initiative’ of European Commission)
        • Access to the resources of libraries, museums, archives, audio-visual institutions and other organisations
        • Not operational yet: first demo-version
    • 4.
      • Why do we need user requirements ?
        • Users do not make any distinction
        • You too have many competitors
        • Why build a website that only a few visits?
        • Returning visitors who ‘buy what you sell’
    • 5.
      • So…..how do we make this happen?
    • 6. The European Library
      • Market research
        • External trends and developments
      • Users Advisory Board
      • Log file analyses
      • Conversion points and Key Performance Indicators
      • Internally – changing shoes…
    • 7.  
    • 8. Europeana
      • Work Package “Users for Usability”
      • Mapping the field
      • Workgroup sessions to formulate user requirements – today and tomorrow…
      • Reality checks
      • Checking with stakeholders and developers
      • User testing after every new version
        • Off line and online
        • Different user (age) groups from across Europe
    • 9. Working group sessions
      • Use Case methodology
      • Requirements for functionalities
      • - search
      • - browse
      • - personalisation
      • - search results
      • - etc.
    • 10.
      • The Boots video : A quick intro to Europeana
    • 11.
      • What we know now ….
      • direct access to digitised material
      • presenting content/collections in a non-traditional way
      • Visual and multimedia-rich exploring: map and timeline
      • Web2.0
      • What we are expecting ..
        • Application Programmable Interfaces (API’s)
        • Semantics
        • Multilingual search results
      • New projects submitted …
    • 12.
      • An example:
      • Themed Collections & Mini Library of
      • The European Library…
    • 13.  
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    • 18.
      • Some Europeana examples
    • 19.  
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    • 22.
      • Some concluding remarks….
        • Your users are king!
        • Start developing a concept
          • Don’t leave the developing to the technical developers
        • Try to think outside the box
        • Install a web-statistical reporting tool
    • 23.
      • Thank you
      • Feel free to contact me at
      • [email_address]

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