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Digital Research Practices: User Experience

Discovering and navigating digital information is part of the everyday work of today’s researcher, but what is that user experience and how could it be improved?

In a unique collaboration, Taylor & Francis is working with Loughborough University’s Library, Graduate School, and Senior Lecturer in Publishing to examine users’ experience in the digital library.

Q&A: 8 Good Questions Raised by the Loughborough PGR Student Library UX

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Steering group member Graham Walton, Honorary Research Fellow at University of Loughborough and former Assistant Director of the University of Loughborough Library, shares his views on the questions surfaced by the findings of the UX project.

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Q&A: Approaching Digital Research - Gareth Cole

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We talk to steering group member Gareth Cole, Research Data Manager at University of Loughborough Library, about his involvement in the UX project including the discoveries he has made so far and how these might be applied to library services.

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Q&A: Approaching Digital Research - Helen Young

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In a new series of blog posts, we ask members of the steering group about their involvement in the project, their experiences of digital research UX to date, and how they are looking forward to applying the knowledge gained through the process.

In this first post Helen Young, Academic Services Manager, University of Loughborough Library, talks about her involvement in the UX Project and her experiences of working with post graduate researchers to manage their online research.

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Digital Research Practices: The Real User Experience

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With an increasing array of online search tools, how do researchers find the information they need? How do they build skills to do this effectively, particularly when they are at the beginning of their academic careers?

Find out more about the background of the project in this blog post by Dr Graham Walton, Assistant Director, University of Loughborough Library.