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NISO Two-Part Webinar, Library As Publisher, Part Two - UX and UI for the Library's Digital Collections

Just how good (or how bad) are the Web-based interfaces encountered by library users these days? Having invested in the creation of significant digital collections, how can libraries enhance usage of those collections? How do scholars and students (especially those working remotely) expect to engage with this content online? What should the interfaces be designed to support? Is there a baseline that has been established? What room exists for innovation in the user experience (UX) and user interface (UI)?
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Daniel Tracy

Information Sciences and Digital Humanities Librarian and Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Daniel G. Tracy is the Information Sciences and Digital Humanities Librarian and Assistant Professor at the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His work involves liaising with faculty and students in the information sciences and providing consultations and instruction related to digital scholarship projects in coordination the library’s Office of Research. He serves on the advisory group and curriculum committee for the Association of Research Libraries Digital Scholarship Institute, where he co-teaches on multimodal publishing. His research focuses on the user experience of authors and readers of digital publications, particularly ebooks and experimental publishing interfaces.
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Rachel Vacek

Head of Design & Discovery, University of Michigan Library


Rachel Vacek is the Head of Design & Discovery at the University of Michigan Library where she oversees the public-facing interfaces across the library’s web presence. She manages a team of program managers, front-end developers, user interface designers, content strategists, and user experience and accessibility specialists. She regularly teaches workshops and speaks at local and national library conferences on library UX, discovery interfaces, service design, and library leadership. Rachel was a 2007 ALA Emerging Leader, a 2014 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, and the 2014-2015 Library & Information Technology Association (LITA) President. For more about Rachel, see her website at http://rachelvacek.com/ or follow her on Twitter (@vacekrae).
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Salwa Ismail

Head of Library Technologies, Georgetown University


Ms. Ismail is the Head of Library Technologies at Georgetown University. Prior to joining Georgetown, she was the Head of the Digital Library at Florida Atlantic University. Her portfolio includes library servers, systems and applications, computing infrastructure, web & digital initiatives and services, and ILS & discovery services. Ms. Ismail has an MSLIS degree from FSU and an MBA from FAU and is currently a candidate pursuing a PhD in Computational Social Science at George Mason University. In 2015, she was named a Library Mover and Shaker by Library Journal for being a digital driver. She is very passionate about how libraries, through innovation of library technology and digital services, can play a role as agents of research and scholarship.