Acknowledging the Personal Among Digital Library Users and Reuses



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Technology has allowed libraries to expand access to their rare and unique special collections content for over twenty years. Since that time, librarians have also tried to evaluate the value of these efforts. Librarians have primarily focused their assessments on the usability of digital library platforms. In more recent years, others have also attempted to address how these materials were being used and reused -- a concept that is also known as “ultimate use.” Building on this previous studies, the researchers developed a project that utilized reverse image lookup (RIL) tools to better understand who uses digital library materials and for what purposes.


This presentation was given at the 2016 Libraries in the Digital Age conference, Zadar, Croatia, June 15, 2016.


digital library, users, assessment, Digital libraries, Users, Assessments