January 16, 2022

New Journal Article: “User Experience Testing in the Open Textbook Adaptation Workflow: A Case Study”

The article linked below was published today by Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL).


User Experience Testing in the Open Textbook Adaptation Workflow


Camille Thomas
Florida State University

Kimberly Vardeman
Texas Tech University

Jingjing Wu
Texas Tech University


Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL)
Vol. 40 No 1 (2021)
DOI: 10.6017/ital.v40i1.12039


As library publishers and open education programs grow, it is imperative that we integrate practices in our workflows that prioritize and include end users. Although there is information available on best practices for user testing and accessibility compliance, more can be done to give insight into the library publishing context. This study examines the user and accessibility testing workflow during the modification of an existing open textbook using Pressbooks at Texas Tech University.

Direct to Full Text Article
18 pages; PDF.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.