Daniel G. Tracy
Library and Information Science and Research Services Librarian
100 Main Library, MC-522
1408 West Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
- 2012 - MS, Library and Information Science: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- 2008 - PhD, English (20th Century American Literature): University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- 2002 - MA, English: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- 2000 - BA, English, summa cum laude: University of Oklahoma.
I research information behavior and user experience in the context of digital publishing and digital library collections. I am particularly interested in how the user experience of both creators/authors and consumers/readers of digital publications can shape development of interfaces and digital library services. My ongoing work looks at the user experiences of novel digital humanities publication platforms as well as ebook collections.
- Tracy, Daniel G. "Libraries as Content Producers: How Library Publishing Services Address the Reading Experience." College & Research Libraries 78.2 (2017): 219-240.
- Tracy, Daniel G. “Assessing Digital Humanities Tools: Use of Scalar at a Research University.” portal: Libraries and the Academy 16.1 (2016): 165-191.
- Tracy, Daniel G. “The Users of Library Publishing Services: Access Beyond Open.” The Journal of Electronic Publishing 18.3 (2015).
- Tracy, Daniel G., and Susan E. Searing. “LIS Graduate Students as Library Users: a Survey Study.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship 40.3/4 (2014): 367-378.
- Avery, Susan, and Tracy, Daniel G. “Using Transaction Log Analysis to Assess Student Search Behavior in the Library Instruction Classroom.” Reference Services Review 42.2 (2014): 320-325. [Named to LIRT Top 20 Research Articles in Library Instruction and Information Literacy in 2014.]
- Tracy, Daniel G. “App Advisory in Research Library Websites: A Preliminary Study.” Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries 3 (2013): 329-336.
- Tracy, Daniel G. “Investing in Modernism: Smart Magazines, Parody, and Middlebrow Professional Judgment.” Journal of Modern Periodical Studies 1.1 (2010): 38-63.
- Tracy, Daniel G. “From Vernacular Humor to Middlebrow Modernism: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and the Creation of Literary Value.” Arizona Quarterly 66.1 (2010): 115-143.
- "Teaching Digital Humanities Tools at a Distance: A Librarian-Instructor Partnership Integrating Scalar into a Graduate Distance Course." With Elizabeth Massa Hoiem. Contributed Paper. ACRL 2017. Baltimore, MD. March 2017.
- "Engaging the Public through Digital Publishing." With Elizabeth Massa Hoiem. Contributed Paper. ALISE 2017. Atlanta, GA. January 18, 2017.
- “Library Publishing Services and Their Readers: Trends and Barriers in the Digital Collections We Create.” DLF Forum. Vancouver, BC, October 27, 2015. Reprised at 2015 Library Research Showcase. November 10, 2015 (link leads to recording of second date).
- “Topics and Trends in Library Publishing Missions Statements.” Poster. 2015 Library Publishing Forum. Portland, OR. March 29, 2015.
- “Exploring Instructional Uses of Scalar at Illinois: Lessons for the Adoption of Digital Humanities Publishing Tools.” Peer reviewed conference poster. ACRL 2015. Portland, OR. March 27, 2015. Also presented internally at 2014 Library Research Showcase. Champaign, IL. November 12, 2014.
- “Researching Information Literacy and Library Instruction: Engaging the Formal Research Agenda.” With Lisa Hinchliffe and Susan Avery. Workshop. Library Research Seminar VI. Champaign, IL. October 8, 2014.
- “What a Lark! What a Plunge! Some Digital Humanities Summer Homework.” Invited Talk. University of Illinois at Springfield English Department Awards Ceremony. Springfield, IL. May 9, 2014.
- “Perception and Use of Academic Library Services by Graduate Students in Library and Information Science.” With Susan E. Searing. Paper Presentation. Educational Entrepreneurship: ALISE 2014 Annual Conference. January 23, 2013.
- “Perception and Use of Academic Library Services by Graduate Students in Library and Information Science.” With Susan E. Searing. Poster. 2013 Library Research Showcase. Champaign, IL. November 19, 2013.
- “App Advisory in Research Library Websites: A Preliminary Study.” Paper Presentation. 5th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries. Rome, Italy. June 5, 2013.
- “Counting Numbers and Use of Ebooks in a Large Academic Library.” Poster Presentation. 4th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries. Limerick, Ireland. May 24, 2012.
- ACRL, Convener of LIS Collections Discussion Group.