Bringing Treasures to the Surface: Iterative Design for the Library of Congress National Digital Library Program

Catherine Plaisant, Gary Marchionini, Tom Bruns, Anita Komlodi* and Laura Campbell,     Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory and Digital Library Research Group, University of Maryland, College Park MD 20742, (301) 405–2768, E-mail address:


The Human-Computer Interaction Lab worked with a team for the Library of Congress (LC) to develop and test interface designs for LC’s National Digital Library Program. Three iterations are described and illustrate the progression of the project toward a compact design that minimizes scrolling and jumping and anchors users in ...

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