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Please upload at least three use cases or user stories that are representative of your institutions' archival collections. A template for use cases is available.

Please add the label "hawg_use_case" to all uploads, as well as a label that categorizes your use case. You can add a label clicking on the ">" next to the file.

Georgia Tech Archives User Stories for HAWG, 3/12/2014 (based on template with short/medium/long versions)

Submitted by Wendy Hagenmaier

 

User Story #1 - Public User:

Short:

As an architectural historian doing research from home

I want to view a CAD file in an archival collection within the context of the online finding aid and see it rendered right in the browser

Because I don’t own the expensive proprietary software required to view CAD files, and I need to understand the drawing in the context of its original creation, use, and organization (including software environment)

Medium:

As an architectural historian doing research from home

I want to view a CAD file in an archival collection within the context of the online finding aid and see it rendered right in the browser

Because I don’t own the expensive proprietary software required to view CAD files, and I need to understand the drawing in the context of its original creation, use, and organization (including software environment)

What does done look like?

When I can view an authentic version of the CAD file in the online finding aid

Long:

Narrative

I am writing a book about a particular architect’s artistic process and need to understand his work and how it was created

Story

As an architectural historian doing research from home

I want to view a CAD file in an archival collection within the context of the online finding aid and see it rendered right in the browser

Because I don’t own the expensive proprietary software required to view CAD files, and I need to understand the drawing in the context of its original creation, use, and organization (including software environment)

What does done look like?

When I can view an authentic version of the CAD file in the online finding aid


User Story #2 - Donor:

Short:

As a busy tenure-track faculty member

I want to donate some of my content (1 TB; includes formats such as .zip, .accdb, .sas, .warc, .mat, .raw, .veg, .mpeg, .wav, .vdi, and others) that is already stored on my department’s servers to the Archives over the network with as little metadata as possible supplied by me

So that my content will be preserved and made accessible for scholarship and re-use

Medium:

As a busy tenure-track faculty member

I want to donate some of my content (1 TB; includes formats such as .zip, .accdb, .sas, .warc, .mat, .raw, .veg, .mpeg, .wav, .vdi, and others) that is already stored on my department’s servers to the Archives over the network with as little metadata as possible supplied by me

So that my content will be preserved and made accessible for scholarship and re-use

What does done look like?

When I receive an email from the Archives telling me that my content was archived, and I can tweet a link to the repository records for my content

Long:

Narrative

Open access is becoming a huge deal in my field. I want to gain tenure, stay competitive, and make a cutting-edge impact by sharing my research.

Story

As a busy tenure-track faculty member

I want to donate some of my content (1 TB; includes formats such as .zip, .accdb, .sas, .warc, .mat, .raw, .veg, .mpeg, .wav, .vdi, and others) that is already stored on my department’s servers to the Archives over the network with as little metadata as possible supplied by me

So that my content will be preserved and made accessible for scholarship and re-use

What does done look like?

When I receive an email from the Archives telling me that my content was archived, and I can tweet a link to the repository records for my content

 

User Story #3 - Archivist:

Short:

As an archivist

I want to offer a virtual space—as part of our digital repository—that facilitates reuse of and interaction with the data/content in the repository. And I want to be able to capture that reuse, integrate it back into the repository, and relate it to the data/content that inspired it.

Because archival data is not entirely retired; it is living content that inspires reuse, which in turn, adds value to the archival data

Medium:

As an archivist

I want to offer a virtual space—as part of our digital repository—that facilitates reuse of and interaction with the data/content in the repository. And I want to be able to capture that reuse, integrate it back into the repository, and relate it to the data/content that inspired it.

Because archival data is not entirely retired; it is living content that inspires reuse, which in turn, adds value to the archival data

What does done look like?

When I can see evidence of users interacting with and reusing our data within the repository system, and when that reuse is documented in the repository

Long:

Narrative

Graduate students are using text mining techniques to analyze the rhetoric used in one of the archival collections in our repository. They want a virtual space where they can save relevant repository content, conduct data mining, and collaborate on analysis. They have also given the archivist permission to archive their text mining work in the repository.

Story

As an archivist

I want to offer a virtual space—as part of our digital repository—that facilitates reuse of and interaction with the data/content in the repository. And I want to be able to capture that reuse, integrate it back into the repository, and relate it to the data/content that inspired it.

Because archival data is not entirely retired; it is living content that inspires reuse, which in turn, adds value to the archival data

What does done look like?

When I can see evidence of users interacting with and reusing our data within the repository system, and when that reuse is documented in the repository

1 Comment

  1. All three of the user stories (one public user, one donor, and one archivist) are in the one doc.