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Usability and Assessment

WG Charter (pdf)

The Usability and Assessment Working Group will seek to:


  1. Engage and educate stakeholder community
  2. Assess project impact and ensure product usability
  3. Survey communities of scientists, libraries, librarians, and policy makers throughout Phase 2 in addition to conducting follow-up assessments on scientists, librarians, and libraries.


  1. Iterative testing, with more testing throughout lifecycle
  2. Working closely with Semantics and Provenance as they develop tools
  3. Develop member node usability services

Co-Lead: Carol Tenopir (University of Tennessee Knoxville)
Co-Lead: Mike Frame (United States Geological Survey)
Suzie Allard (University of Tennessee Knoxville)
Lynn Baird (University of Idaho)
Kevin Crowston (Syracuse University)
Bruce Grant (Widener University)
Rachael Hu (California Digital Library)
Robert Olendorf (Pennsylvania State Universities Libraries)
Bob Sandusky (University of Illinois Chicago)
Allison Specht (Centre for the Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity)
Lisa Zolly (United States Geological Survey)