Digital Collections & Digital Scholarship Post-Project Assessment Notes


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Digital Collections & Digital Scholarship Post-Project Assessment Notes
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Taylor, Laurie N.
George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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Notes on types of assessment and resources for use in post-project assessment and project management for digital collections and digital scholarship.

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Digital C o llections & Digital Scholarship Post Project Assessment Notes Introduction As explained in the Project Management Resources for th e George A. Smathers Libraries: A Project is... a non routine series of tasks directed toward a goal ( G. Lynne Snead and Joyce Wycoff ; qtd in ) Projects are also defined in contrast to programs. P r ogram s are ongoing. Projects have a defined beginning and end, with set resources allocated. Grants often support projects that end, and where the wor k of the grant proje ct supports larger program goals. Project Goals P ost project assessment is dependent upon clear project goals and expectations for use in the assessment process In ad d iti o n to project specific goals and general guidelines for on time, on budget, and in a manner which supports all project team members, additional assessment measures are available for impact and quality. Project goals should in clude specific plans for assess ment for the overall project goals, and as informed by the different project te am member goals and concerns. Impact P rojects can be assessed in terms of broader impact s ( sobekcm/broader ) concerns for the digital scholarship lifecycle ( sobekcm/lifecycle ) usage statistics ( htt p:// sobekcm/monthlystats ), and other standard measures. These are supported by st andard activities such as news releases for new digital collections and new milestones ( AA00009727/00005/allvolumes ) Peer Review Projects can also be assessed through formal peer review. For digital collections and digital scholarship, traditional venues for peer review may not exist. To support these works, the Facilitated Peer Review process is being de veloped ( ) A pilot project is undergoing peer review in 2013 and findings are expected later in the year for a full formal process