The DLF Assessment Interest Group (AIG), created in the spring of 2013, provides a space for practitioners to discuss assessment efforts related to digital libraries.


During the 2015 DLF Forum, the current four working groups that make up AIG (Analytics, Citations, Costs, and User Studies) will update the public on their achievements to date as well as hold a working lunch to discuss future steps for AIG. The events at the 2015 DLF Forum include:


Collaborative Efforts to Develop Best Practices in Assessment: A Progress Report

Monday, October 26th, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

This session will give an overview of all four working groups in the DLF AIG (Analytics, Citations, Costs, and User Studies).

This presentation will be live streamed. For more information, please see:


Digital Library Assessment Lunch

Tuesday, October 27th, 12:15-1:20

This working lunch will explore next steps, with a heavy emphasis on community feedback


Each working group has a white paper or tool which they completed or for which they are seeking feedback from the public. The AIG encourages those interested in analytics, citations, costs, or user studies to read over the respective group’s work prior to the Forum:


·         Analytics

Best Practices for Google Analytics in Digital Libraries.


·         Citations

Guidelines for citing library-hosted, unique digital assets.


·         Costs

Cost Assessment Working Group wiki page

Cost Calculator, beta version

Cost Calculator 2.0, wireframes

Definitions of digitization project processes for data collection

Call for data submissions

Data submission form



·         User Studies

“Surveying the Landscape: Use and Usability Assessment of Digital Libraries.”


The AIG also encourages those interested in knowing more about the working groups to visit our wiki page ( or to contact Joyce Chapman ([log in to unmask]) or Santi Thompson ([log in to unmask]).

See you in Vancouver!


Santi Thompson, Head of Digital Repository Services
University Libraries
University of Houston
A Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university
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