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Assessment in the MIT Libraries: Assessment projects

A guide to the MIT Libraries' activities related to continuous assessment and improvement.

Assessment news

The User Experience and Web Services (UXWS) group recently unveiled a new search on the Libraries' home page called a Bento box search. Try it out!

The Digital Scholarship Working Group has been exploring the kinds of digital projects that students create in their coursework and research while at MIT. The group has interviewed 17 students from four of the five schools whose work has generated digital objects. The results of this work will be used to inform future space and service needs in the Libraries.

Our next survey will be in the fall of 2017. The most recent MIT Libraries Survey was conducted in January-February 2015, with major findings available on the MIT Libraries Surveys tab above.

As the MIT Libraries Space Planning Group begins its work, the Hayden Library and its new arrangement will be explored to learn about how the organization of collections impact browsing, usability, and usage of the libraries in general. Experiments in space use for collaboration, study and collaboration will be evaluated as well, to inform future space planning. Results of that study will be forthcoming in the next year.

Past projects

MIT Libraries Assessment and User Experience and Web Services staff have conducted various projects in the following categories in order to improve library services and user experience of MIT Libraries.