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The Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies announces publication of Volume 3, Article 3, “A Comparative Study of User Experience between Physical Objects and Their Digital Surrogates,” by Anastasia Varnalis-Weigle, Ph.D. candidate at Simmons College School of Library and Information Science.
While the LAM community has made strides in designing new ways to access digital collections, the question remains: what are users losing in sensory (sight, touch, sound, smell) and emotional experience at the digital level? The author examines this question by enlisting a phenomenological approach consisting of observation and semi-structured interviews with student, faculty, and staff at a large academic institution. Download the article here.
Lily Troia, JCAS Social Media Consultant
Dean’s Fellow for Digital Media Outreach
MLIS Candidate ’16
Simmons School of Library and Information Science