User studies and user education programmes in archival institutions

Shadrack Katuu
  • Aslib Journal of Information Management, July 2015, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/ajim-01-2015-0005

The paper examines user studies and user education within archival institutions.

What is it about?

The paper highlighted some of the key aspects that constitute both concepts drawing from history in order to provide a better understanding in the context of current professional discussions. The review analysed peer-reviewed articles ranging from the late 1970s to the present time to illuminate debates in the archival professional underpinning the current understanding of user studies and user education.

Why is it important?

The paper demonstrated that there is a rich corpus of professional literature on both user studies and user education, expounding on different aspects that would ensure both are designed and implemented effectively.

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