Session 3K | What’s in a name: Usability of digital exhibits, collections, sites, and other ‘stuff’

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2021-05-26

Authors

Harden, Melissa
Narlock, Mikala

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Texas Digital Library

Abstract

Our digital collections, exhibits, sites, and content have grown in an ad-hoc fashion, resulting in a proliferation of access systems without a unified strategy. As a result, library website users are presented with links with similar language: words like “exhibit” and “collections” appear in link labels without clear differentiation and cause confusion for both internal and external users. In this presentation, we will describe our process for testing different link language, creating a unified link language strategy for digital collections, and ensuring users can access our resources and internal colleagues can easily and quickly identify where they should store content.

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TCDL 2021 Session 3K, Presentation 2, Wednesday, 5/26/2021, 3:00 pm to 3:50 pm | Speakers: Melissa Harden, Web Strategy Librarian, University of Notre Dame; Mikala Narlock, Digital Collections Strategy Librarian, University of Notre Dame | Moderated by Taylor Davis-Van Atta, Director of the Digital Research Commons, University of Houston | View the recording at https://youtu.be/wKPu5q94yug

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