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FreeBook: Digital Ethnography in the Library

Libraries are portals to information, providing user access to tools for the creation of new concepts. This FreeBook thus provides library practitioners and students of Library and Information Science (LIS) with a discussion on traditional usability work (UX) as a subset of ethnographic practices, eliciting data on user behaviour, and providing a road to transforming institutional practices through anthropological insights – all of which is in light of Digital Ethnography in the Library.

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Additionally, you can also read our author interview with Andy Priestner, co-editor of User Experience in Libraries.

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