Webinar: UX in the US - Bridging the Gap Between Students and Resources

OpenAthens and Technology from Sage webinar

11 July 2024 | 3pm BST | Online | On-demand

How can researchers do their best work when they’re unable to get online? How can academic libraries meet the evolving needs of students in the 21st century? As the digital age continues to revolutionize the way we learn, it is essential that academic libraries keep pace with these changes and provide support for students to get access to resources. Two recently published reports highlight the current needs of students and researchers and recommend actions for academic libraries to further support the student learning journey. These reports are:

  • OpenAthens’ recent report, Library user experience: Removing barriers in the Search for Knowledge, based on worldwide research into users’ experiences of their academic libraries.
  • The findings of Technology from Sage’s second Librarian Futures report, The Knowledge Gap Between Librarians and Students, which comprises the findings of a research project contrasting librarian and student perspectives.

In this webinar you’ll hear from:

  • Richard French, Senior Product Manager, OpenAthens
  • David Brisendine, Development Manager, Technology from Sage
  • David Leffler, Discovery and Access Librarian, Jerry Falwell Library, Liberty University
  • Alexis Soard, Associate University Librarian, Systems & Operations, University of Phoenix
  • Two student speakers, Liberty University
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Want to find out more about library user experience around the world?

We worked with consultancy firm Digirati to talk in depth to academic library users across the globe about access to digital content. In this report we review the common challenges that users and researchers face and discuss how they could be resolved.

Read the report
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