[Siguse-l] 2011 World Usability Day Event (11/10/11) at Simmons

Rong Tang rong.tang at simmons.edu
Thu Nov 3 22:25:28 EDT 2011

Dear all,

Simmons GSLIS Usability Lab and The Student Chapter of Special Library 
Association are pleased to announce the 2011 World Usability Day 
Celebration Event. The event will feature presentations/demonstrations 
by two teams about their systems: (1) NASA Astrophysics Data System 
(ADS) from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and (2) 
ShelfLife via DPLA from the Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory. 
Informal usability assessments will be performed, and feedback will be 
gathered with regard to the interface design and functionality. A light 
breakfast will be provided.

WHAT: World Usability Day with the Harvard ADS Lab & Harvard Library 
Innovation Laboratory

WHO: Jay Luker, IT Specialist for ADS; Kim Dulin, Co-Director of Harvard 
Library Innovation Laboratory

WHEN: Thursday, November 10, 2011, 8:30am - 12:00pm

WHERE: Linda J. Paresky Conference Center (Main College Building, 3rd 
floor), Simmons College

Preliminary Schedule:

.        8:30-9:00 Welcome and introductions, networking and breakfast

.        9:00-10:30 Jay Luker, Harvard/NASA ADS, 

.        10:30-12:00 Kim Dulin, Harvard Law Library, ShelfLife via DPLA: 

.        12:00 Wrap up and conclusion

The event is free and open to the Simmons community. All the information 
and library science, HCI, and usability communities from the Greater 
Boston Area are welcome.The event is organized by the Simmons GSLIS 
Usability Lab and sponsored by the Special Library Association Student 
Chapter at Simmons.

To register for the event, go to:


We hope to see you there!

Best regards,



Rong Tang, PhD

Associate Professor

Director, GSLIS Usability Lab

Graduate School of Library and Information Science

Simmons College

300 The Fenway

Boston, MA 02115

(T) 617-521-2880

(F) 617-521-3192


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