Use and Users of Digital Resources: A Focus on Undergraduate Education in the Humanities and Social SciencesCopies of the report are available at:
Generous funding for this multi-year project was provided by the A.W. Mellon Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Additional support was provided by CITRIS, Hewlett-Packard, CDL, and UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor of Research.
Authors: Diane Harley, Ph.D., Principal Investigator; Jonathan Henke, Shannon Lawrence, Ian Miller, Irene Perciali, Ph.D., and David Nasatir, Ph.D.
The purpose of our research was to:
- map the universe of digital resources available to a subset of undergraduate educators in the humanities and social sciences, and
- to investigate how and if available digital resources are actually being used in undergraduate teaching environments.
- Executive Summary
- Introduction and Rationale for the Project
- Understanding the Humanities/Social Science Digital Resource Landscape and Where Users Fit Into It
- How Are Digital Resources Being Used Among Diverse Communities?
- Faculty Discussion Groups and Faculty Survey
- Transaction Log Analysis and Website Surveys
- Why Study Users?
- Interviews with Digital Resource Providers
- Site Owners and User Researchers Meeting