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Usability case study for British History Online


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Presentation by Institute of Historical Research at the jiscUX programme meeting

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Usability case study for British History Online

  1. 1. Usability case study for British History Online<br />Bruce Tate<br />Institute of Historical Research, University of London<br /><br />
  2. 2. Key facts<br />Library of medieval and early modern sources<br />Launched in 2003: solid organisation <br />Academic year 09-10: 17.2m pages, 4m visits<br />But…usage not increasing in line with content<br />Site navigation functions ‘overloaded’<br />
  3. 3. Start project<br />What people say<br />What people do<br />End project<br />
  4. 4. Who will benefit<br />Broader consultative management (IHR)<br />Easier access to user opinions (BHO)<br />More closely match preferences (academia)<br />Public research into generic functions  better design for future projects (resource owners and analysts)<br />
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  6. 6. Further info<br /><br />‘Usability case study for British History Online’<br />JISC Programme Meeting<br />JISC Grant Funding 01/11 Strand B<br />June 1st 2011<br />