Our Publications

Duff, W., Yakel, E., and Tibbo, H., (2013) “Archival Reference Knowledge” American Archivist 76/1.

Fall 2012: Elizabeth Yakel, Wendy Duff, Helen Tibbo, Adam Kriesberg, and Amber Cushing, (2012) “The Economic Impact of Government Archives” American Archivist 75/2 (Fall-Winter)

October 2011: Elizabeth Yakel. The Economic Impact of Archives: Moving beyond a Survey of Government Archives Users in Canada and the United States. Best Practices Exchange, Lexington, KY, October 19-21, 2011.

August 2011: Adam Kriesberg, “Focus Groups in Archival Institutions: A Pilot Study", Research Forum of the Society of American Archivists (SAA), Chicago IL, August 23, 2011

July 2011: Adam Kriesberg, “Focus Groups in Archival Institutions: A Pilot Study” Archival Education and Research institute (AERI), Boston,. MA, July 11-15, 2011

June 2011: Deborah Davis, Director of University Archives and Special Collections at Valdosta State University will talk about using the Archival Metrics Toolkits in “Assessing Special Collections: Techniques and Benefits,” 52nd Annual Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Preconference, Baton Rouge, LA, June 21-24, 2011

February 2011: Wendy Duff, “Archival Metrics and Economic Impact,” International Perspectives on Digital Preservation, Wellington, New Zealand, February 14, 2011. (See attached below)

November 17, 2010: Duff, Wendy, Elizabeth Yakel, Helen Tibbo, Joan Cherry, Aprille McKay, Magia Krause, and Rebecka Sheffield. “The Development, Testing, and Evaluation of the Archival Metrics Toolkits.” American Archivist 73, no. 2 (2010): 569-599.

October 26, 2010: Christian Dupont and Elizabeth Yakel. (2010). “'What’s So Special about Special Collections?' Or, Assessing the Value Special Collections Bring to Academic Libraries." Presentation given at Library Assessment Conference 2010, Baltimore, MD, October 26, 2010.

October 2010: Elizabeth Yakel, “Archival User Studies,” Midwest Archives Conference Fall Symposium Dayton, Ohio, October 21-23, 2010

August 2010: Yoon, A., Punzalan, R., Cushing, A. (2010). Economic impact of archives in local communities. Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. (See attached below)

January 2010: Elizabeth Yakel, Helen Tibbo, (2010) "Standardized survey tools for assessment in archives and special collections", Performance Measurement and Metrics, Vol. 11 Iss: 2, pp.211 - 222

April 30 – May 2, 2009: Elizabeth Yakel and Helen Tibbo, “'Flight Check' Archival metrics Toolkits as User based Evaluations in Archives and Special Collections,” Midwest Archives Conference, St Louis, MO April 30 – May 2, 2009

August 26, 2008: Society of American Archivists, Research Forum, San Francisco, CA Morgan Daniels, "Developing the Archival Metrics Toolkits: Conceptual Development and Testing" and Dr. Helen R. Tibbo "Generating Higher Response Rates for User-based Evaluation Instruments in Archives and Special Collections"

August 4-6, 2008: OCLC Western Digital Forum, Tacoma

August 4-6, 2008: Library Assessment Conference, Seattle

May 16, 2008: Access to Archival Heritage Symposium sponsored by the Dutch Archiefschool and the University of Amsterdam. Wendy Duff, Helen Tibbo and Beth Yakel will attend and present findings from the project.

May 2008: Institute for the Cultural Heritage of Emilia Romagna, Bologna, Italy. Wendy Duff will present "Creating User Friendly Descriptions."

May 2008: Wendy M. Duff, Jean Dryden, Carrie Limkilde, Joan Cherry, Ellie Bogomazova "Archivists’ Views of User-based Evaluation: Benefits, Barriers and Requirements," American Archivist 71, no. 1 (2008): 144-166.

April 22-26 2008: Eastica Annual Seminar, Korea. Wendy Duff to present "Providing Access to Archival Material on the Web: Revisited"

August 27-September 2, 2007: Society of American Archivists annual meeting. Session: "Beyond Evaluation: Measuring the Impact of Archives." Chair: Anne Van Camp. Presenters: Wendy Duff discussed her impact study in an archives. Helen Tibbo presented the collaboration's research on using web analytics and Beth Yakel presented a report on the project's qualitative analysis of interviews with archivists, faculty who teach using primary sources, and researchers who discuss how archives have had an impact on their lives. Morgan Daniels and Erin Passehl presented a poster: "Student Users of Archives: An Analysis of Recent Data" (See attached below)

June 21-23, 2007: Annual Meeting of the Association of Canadian Archivists at Kingston, Ontario. Session: "Tools to help others see how our users see us." Wendy Duff and Helen Tibbo coordinated he session focused on gathering rigorous user feedback to help archivists understand how users view repositories and their services. Tibbo's paper discussed web server logs and web analytics, and the types of information this analysis provides. Geoff Pick discussed the Survey of Visitors to U.K. Archives - its origins, its findings and its lessons. Duff presented data gathered from testing the project's survey tools.

September 13-20, 2006: International Conference on Archives Section on University and Research Archives (ICA-SUV) Reykjavik, Iceland. Aprille McKay and Helen Tibbo presented session entitled "Building a Culture of Assessment in Academic Archives: The Archival Metrics Project and Beyond."

July 30-August 6, 2006: Joint conference of the Society of American Archivists (SAA), the Council of State Archivists (CoSA), and the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA) took place in Washington, DC. Aprille McKay presented a paper which analyzed the content of online archival research tutorials and Beth Yakel presented "Archival Metrics in College and University Archives and Special Collections." (See Attached Below)

June 28-July 1, 2006 Association of Canadian Archivists meeting, St. Johns, Newfoundland. Session: "Understanding New Audiences," all of the project's investigators gathered to discuss the importance of user-based evaluation and usability research. Wendy Duff presented an overview of user-based evaluation studies and usability research; Helen Tibbo provided a summary of the Phase One of this project which studied the feasibility of standard user-based evaluation tools. Elizabeth Yakel presented "Creating Tools for a Culture of Assessment in Archives" (See Attached Below)  which discussed the development of standards for collecting registration data. Finally, Joan Cherry presented the findings of an iterative usability study of a Portal for Text Analysis Researchers, a project which is intellectually aligned with the current project.

June 3-6, 2004: "Users, Metrics, Archives". A meeting at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Twenty-five representatives from a variety of different kinds of archives participated as partners. Religious, governmental, corporate, museum, and university archivists attended, as well as representatives from the Mellon Foundation, the Digital Library of California, and the Research Libraries Group consortium. Presentations were given at this meeting by Gary Marchionini, Barbara Wildemuth, and Paul Conway. Wendy Duff and Sarah Carson also presented a literature review, and Elizabeth Yakel and Elizabeth Goldman presented an analysis of current practice regarding assessment in archives.

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