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  • A Crowdsourced Library Help System
    Date: 07/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Purdue University will develop CrowdAsk - A Crowdsource Library Help System, a web-based help system for academic libraries. CrowdAsk will allow librarians, students, and faculty to ask and answer questions about library resources and tools. CrowdAsk will also support ranking of questions and answers by users as well as the use of scores and ... »
  • A Look at Arboretum Visitors: Usage and Demographics
    Date: 01/01/2010
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Washington Park Arboretum (WPA) in Seattle is a 230 acre expanse of land which abuts Lake Washington. Apart from the Japanese Garden, admission into the arboretum is free and access points into the park are numerous. As such, tracking visitorship is challenging. For this front-end study the focus was on visitors at the Graham Visitor Center ... »
  • A Summative Evaluation of exhibit, 'Crusin' the Fossil Freeway'
    Date: 01/01/2010
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Overall findings suggest that the Cruisin' the Fossil Freeway exhibit attracted a different audience than the audience which attended the Coffee: The World in Your Cup exhibit the previous year. Additionally, visitors were highly engaged within the exhibit, and were spending a great deal of time in the exhibit space. Visitors to Cruisin' felt ... »
  • A Summative Evaluation of exhibit, 'East by Northwest'
    Date: 06/07/2010
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    The purpose of this summative evaluation was to find out how visitors are using and learning from the East by Northwest exhibit at the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) in Seattle, Washington. The exhibit tells the story of Seattle's Ethiopian community, highlighting the continuity of the culture and the contribution to our shared ... »
  • A Summative Evaluation of Visitors' Gallery Experiences at The Detroit Institute of Arts
    Date: 07/10/2013
    Resource Category: Summative
    This is a descriptive summative evaluation study of visitors’ experiences with the permanent collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts, after the extensive museum-wide visitor-centric renovation and reinstallation that began in 1998 and culminated with a grand opening in 2007. Using a naturalistic methodology, three researchers from Selinda ... »
  • Academic and Cultural Enrichment (ACE) Scholars: New Americans Educated for Community College Librarianship
    Date: 05/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The goal of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's Academic and Cultural Enrichment (ACE) Scholars: New Americans for Community College Librarianship project is to increase the number of immigrants and refugees in community college librarianship. The project includes a recruitment drive, a targeted and focused curriculum that emphasizes ... »
  • Accelerate Summer: A ULC-NSLA Partnership for Learning
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) and the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) will conduct a fifteen-month project designed to increase resources, inspire innovation, and build national awareness of public libraries as leaders in summer learning. ULC and NSLA will increase knowledge of emerging models; deepen connections between library, ... »
  • Agricultural Options on the Central Kansas Plains
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Rice County Historical Society will create "Agricultural Options," an exhibit on farming that explores the values associated with the land and farming practices that are profitable yet sustainable. The exhibit will identify trends in farming, make connections with environmental issues linked to the land, and enhance the visitor's experience ... »
  • ALICE: A model for sustaining technology-rich Adaptive Learning Spaces and Interactive Content Environments in Libraries and Museums
    Date: 11/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The North Carolina State University Libraries and its partners will create a model framework for an interactive learning environment, applying the principles of gaming, artificial intelligence, systems automation, and experience design. Display screens, interactive applications, and computerized information systems have become almost ubiquitous ... »
  • Animated Information Literacy Advocate
    Date: 10/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Leonard Lief Library and Department of Art at Lehman College will create an Animated Information Literacy Advocate to explore the feasibility of using animation to foster information literacy in college-­age students. Information literacy skills, including assessing information, locating sources, thinking critically, and acting ethically, are ... »

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