The current user journeys to find, explore and discover data, e-resources and collections within Library Databases on University’s website are convoluted with multiple routes and causing confusion and in some cases failing to meet student, academics and external academics expectations and timescales. 

 It is important that the data, e-resource and collections materials and research datasets (DataShare) can be maximised and deliver benefits to the University. Ease of Access to this information to provide materials for lecturers, researchers and students.  

 It is essential for users to be able to locate the University's physical and digital content through a standard workflow, process with guidance so that a user can be confident they have discovered everything and do not waste time duplicating effort. 

What users can do with this content for digital research is also critical and they need to quickly and easily be able to understand if resources can be used for text and Data mining and other digital scholarship activities. In addition, how to access the resources for digital research needs to be articulated. 

 The completion of this business analysis will allow the impacted Library & University Collections teams to improve the user journeys to discover appropriate Databases, E-Resources and Collections to aid their knowledge and insight for Teaching, Learning and Research and set foundations for future developments/ improvements in this area. 

 This will link in to providing CRE and Digital Scholarship tools for users to then undertake digital research (see DLIB0003 and DLIB007). 

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
January 2021 BLUE 34.0 days 34.2 days 0.0

Project Info

Project
Library Databases and Licensed Content – User Discovery and Access analysis
Code
DLIB006
Programme
Digital Transformation - Digital Library
Management Office
ISG PMO
Project Manager
Alex Ross
Project Sponsor
Kirsty Lingstadt
Current Stage
Close
Status
Closed
Project Classification
Grow
Start Date
05-Jun-2020
Planning Date
30-Jul-2020
Delivery Date
18-Dec-2020
Close Date
15-Jan-2021
Programme Priority
5
Overall Priority
Normal
Category
Discretionary

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