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Film For Four: Teaching The Libraries Through Film Production And Instructional Design, Michelle H. Brannen, Ingrid Jovonne Ruffin Jan 2017

Film For Four: Teaching The Libraries Through Film Production And Instructional Design, Michelle H. Brannen, Ingrid Jovonne Ruffin

Faculty: Peer-Reviewed Publications -- UT Libraries

This book chapter focuses on the development of the Four-Hour Film Festival at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In it’s third year, the Four-Hour Film Festival is a partnership between university librarians and resident assistants. The Four-Hour Film Festival provided a novel experience for students and housing staff to learn more about the libraries’ resources, people, and spaces while developing media literacy skills and relationships. This chapter covers how the partnership was formed; development of goals and learning outcomes; structuring the video contest; assessment of the contest; and conclude with a reflection on the triumphs and challenges of instructional ...


Usability Testing To Improve Research Data Services, Rachel E. Volentine, Amber Owens, Carol Tenopir, Mike Frame Jan 2017

Usability Testing To Improve Research Data Services, Rachel E. Volentine, Amber Owens, Carol Tenopir, Mike Frame

DataONE Sociocultural and Usability & Assessment Working Groups

Usability refers to the ease and accessibility of a system. Usability testing seeks to study how users interact with a system in order to improve the users’ experience and satisfaction in achieving their objectives with the system. Usability testing is an important metric for improving a library’s online services, including research data services. Libraries can help make research data available by providing repositories and data curation services for researchers to house their collected data. Providing services throughout the science data life cycle (i.e. plan, collect, share, and preserve) is important for producing higher quality research, expanding its impact ...