User Studies for Digital Library Development

User Studies for Digital Library Development

This landmark text captures a global cross-section of leading voices and provides a clear and coherent overview of the user studies domain and user issues in digital libraries.

Author: Milena Dobreva

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781856047654

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

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This landmark text captures a global cross-section of leading voices and provides a clear and coherent overview of the user studies domain and user issues in digital libraries. As the information environment becomes increasingly electronic, digital libraries have proliferated, but the focus has often been on innovations in technology and not the user. Although user needs have become a popular concept, in practice the users are rarely consulted in the development of services. Research and analysis of users is essential to fine-tune the content and approach of digital libraries to the diverging requirements and expectations of incredibly varied communities and to ensure libraries are effective, accessible and sustainable in the long term. Key topics include: • what is the place of user studies in digital libraries and what are the basic user study methods? • explaining user-centric studies, information behaviour and user experience studies • exploring user-study methods such as surveys, questionnaires, expert evaluation methods, eye tracking, deep log analysis, personae and ethnographic studies • critical issues around user studies such as evaluation of digital libraries, digital preservation, social media, the shift to mobile devices and ethics • user studies in specific types of institutions: libraries, archives, museums, audiovisual collections and art collections • the most popular questions and what to do next. Readership: Information professionals involved in supporting, developing or designing digital library services, researchers wanting to address the user dimension in their work and students on LIS and computer science courses who want to understand the importance of the user in information services.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

User studies for digital library development. Facet Publishing, London (2012) GMV: Évaluation de l'usage et de la satisfaction de la bibliothèque numérique Gallica et perspectives d'évolution. BnF, Paris (2012) Gonçalves, M.A., et al.

Author: Jaap Kamps

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319670089

Category: Computers

Page: 678

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2017, held in Thessaloniki, Greece, in September 2017. The 39 full papers, 11 short papers, and 10 poster papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 106 submissions. In addition the book contains 7 doctoral consortium papers. The contributions are organized in topical sections named: linked data; corpora; data in digital libraries; quality in digital libraries; digital humanities; entities; scholarly communication; sentiment analysis; information behavior; information retrieval.
Categories: Computers

Digital Libraries Social Media and Community Networks

Digital Libraries  Social Media and Community Networks

In: Chowdhury, G.G., Foo, S. (eds.) Digital Libraries and Information Access: Research Perspectives, pp. 113–128. Facet Publishing, London (2012) Dobreva, M., O'Dwyer, A. (eds.): User studies for digital library development.

Author: Shalini R. Urs

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319035994

Category: Computers

Page: 198

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, ICADL 2013, held in Bangalore, India, in December 2013. The 15 revised full papers, 6 revised short papers and 10 poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 87 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on information retrieval; social architecture for digital libraries and information policy; digital library applications and systems; data mining for digital libraries; collaboration and communities; analysing social media and social networks; mobile devices and services; and metadata and information extraction.
Categories: Computers

Scholarly Digital Editions as Interfaces

Scholarly Digital Editions as Interfaces

User Studies for Digital Library Development, Facet Publishing, 2012, pp. 85–94. Norman, Donald A. The Design of Everyday Things. 1st Basic paperback, Basic Books, 2002. OCLC: Online Computer Library Center. www.oclc.org.

Author: Roman Bleier

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783748109259

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 348

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Interfaces are important elements of digital scholarly editions as they allow and direct the interaction of users with the online content and they facilitate the access to and exchange of data and information. Some interfaces are created for the human user (GUI), others for machine interaction and data exchange (API). Both aspects of interfaces and their roles in digital scholarly editing were discussed at a conference in 2016 organised by the Centre for Information Modelling at the University of Graz and the Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network DiXiT. This volume includes a range of papers presented at the conference that highlight the diverse views and approaches towards interfaces in the digital scholarly editing community.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Digital Libraries and Information Access

Digital Libraries and Information Access

In addition to the two editors who are renowned for their works in digital library research, this collection brings together established international names in the field to analyse these developments in relation to users and information ...

Author: G. G. Chowdhury

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781856048217

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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An authoritative and truly global exploration of current research in digital libraries. Internationally-renowned academics discuss what has been achieved with digital libraries and what we can expect in the future through the prism of research. The increasing number of digital libraries in all sectors and the pressure of ever demanding and diverse user needs has encouraged development of user-centred interfaces, intelligent search and retrieval capabilities, effective metadata description and contents organization. In addition to the two editors who are renowned for their works in digital library research, this collection brings together established international names in the field to analyse these developments in relation to users and information access and the future trends and challenges that practitioners will face. Readership: LIS students, academics and researchers interested in digital libraries and access and those developing, managing or just starting out with digital libraries
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Evaluating and Measuring the Value Use and Impact of Digital Collections

Evaluating and Measuring the Value  Use and Impact of Digital Collections

5 Facet is due to publish a book on user studies for digital library development in 2012. A good overview of methods for user testing within a particular project was made for Europeana Connect by Gitte Petersen et al. (2011) D3.2.3.

Author: Lorna M. Hughes

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781856047203

Category: Digital libraries

Page: 181

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"A huge investment has been made in digitizing scholarly and cultural heritage materials through initiatives based in museums, libraries and archives, as well as higher education institutions. The 'Digital Economy' is an important component of institutional planning, and much attention is given to the investment in digital projects and programmes. However, few initiatives have examined the actual use, value and impact of digital collections, and the role of digital collections in the changing information environment. As the creative, cultural and educational sector faces a period of restricted funding, it is timely to re-examine the use of the digital collections that have been created in the past twenty years, and to consider their value to the institutions that host them and to the communities of users they serve. This book brings together a group of international experts to consider the following key issues: What is the role of digital resources in the research life cycle? Do the arts and humanities face a 'data deluge'? How are digital collections to be sustained over the long term? How is use and impact to be assessed? What is the role of digital collections in the 'digital economy'? How is public engagement with digital cultural heritage materials to be assessed and supported? This book will be of interest to academics, librarians, archivists and the staff of cultural heritage organizations, as well as funders and other key stakeholders with an interest in the development and long term sustainability of digital collections."--Publisher's website.
Categories: Digital libraries

Design Development and Management of Resources for Digital Library Services

Design  Development  and Management of Resources for Digital Library Services

Curriculum framework of digital library Core Topics Sub-Topics Overview Conceptual frameworks, models,theories, ... and Evaluation Project management DL case studies Digital Libraries/Evaluation and user studies Bibliometrics, ...

Author: Ashraf, Tariq

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466625013

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 440

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"This book offers a global perspective on the development and design of a digital library and highlights its benefits over a traditional library"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Results led to recommendations for the future development of the Europeana digital library. Keywords: digital libraries, eye-tracking, gaze plots, heat maps, user studies. 1 Introduction With the focus of interface design firmly on the ...

Author: Mounia Lalmas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642154645

Category: Computers

Page: 573

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In the 14 years since its ?rst edition back in 1997, the European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL) has become the reference meeting for an interdisciplinary community of researchers and practitioners whose professional activities revolve around the theme of d- th ital libraries. This volume contains the proceedings of ECDL 2010, the 14 conference in this series, which, following Pisa (1997), Heraklion (1998), Paris (1999),Lisbon(2000),Darmstadt(2001),Rome(2002),Trondheim(2003),Bath (2004), Vienna (2005), Alicante (2006), Budapest (2007), Aarhus (2008), and Corfu (2009), was held in Glasgow, UK, during September 6–10, 2010. th Asidefrombeingthe14 edition of ECDL, this was also the last, at least with this name since starting with 2011, ECDL will be renamed (so as to avoid acronym con?icts with the European Computer Driving Licence) to TPLD, standing for the Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries. We hope you all will join us for TPDL 2011 in Berlin! For ECDL 2010 separate calls for papers, posters and demos were issued, - sulting in the submission to the conference of 102 full papers, 40 posters and 13 demos. This year, for the full papers, ECDL experimented with a novel, two-tier reviewing model, with the aim of further improving the quality of the resu- ing program. A ?rst-tier Program Committee of 87 members was formed, and a further Senior Program Committee composed of 15 senior members of the DL community was set up.
Categories: Computers

Recent Developments in the Design Construction and Evaluation of Digital Libraries Case Studies

Recent Developments in the Design  Construction  and Evaluation of Digital Libraries  Case Studies

This trend indicates a growing interest in genealogical research. Genealogists are also a significant percentage of the users of digital libraries, archives, and record repositories (Boyns, 1999; Cherry & Duff, 2002; Duff & Johnson, ...

Author: Cool, Colleen

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466629929

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 275

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It is no secret that the world of libraries has rapidly evolved into an environment which will soon be largely digitized. However, this digital shift has brought with it a unique set of challenges and issues for scholars and librarians to handle. Recent Developments in the Design, Construction, and Evaluation of Digital Libraries not only addresses the challenges with digital libraries, but it also describes the recent developments in the design, construction, and evaluation of these libraries in various environments. This cutting-edge resource compiles research from a wide array of specialists into a unified and comprehensive manner. Librarians, researchers, scholars, and professionals in this field will find the reference source beneficial in order to deepen their understanding of this continually growing field.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Cultural Heritage Communities

Cultural Heritage Communities

Her major research interests are in digital curation, user studies for digital libraries development including citizen science and digital humanities. Since graduating in Informatics in 1991, Milena Dobreva worked in the Bulgarian ...

Author: Luigina Ciolfi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315522418

Category: History

Page: 206

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Cultural heritage communities of interest have increasingly expanded from cultural heritage professionals to volunteers, special interest groups and independent citizen-led initiative groups. Digital technology has also increasingly impacted cultural heritage by affording novel experiences of it – it features in a number of activities for all the aforementioned groups, as well as acting as support for visitors to cultural heritage centres. With different degrees of formality and training, these communities are increasingly defining and taking ownership of what is of value to them, thus reconfiguring the care, communication, interpretation and validation of heritage. Digital technology has played a crucial role in this transformative process. In a fully international context, cultural heritage practitioners, community champions and academics from different fields of study have contributed to this book. Each chapter brings to the fore the multiple relationships between heritage, communities and technologies as a focus of study and reflection in an inclusive way. Contributions touch upon present and future opportunities for technology, as well as participatory design processes with different stakeholders. This book brings together ideas from different disciplines, cultures, methods and goals, to inspire scholars and practitioners involved in community heritage projects.
Categories: History

Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries Design Development and Impact

Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries  Design  Development  and Impact

6-a: Information needs, relevance • 6-b: Online information seeking behaviors and search strategy • 7-b: Reference services • 9-c: DL evaluation, user studies Those modules were selected for early development based on the literature ...

Author: Theng, Yin-Leng

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599048802

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 690

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"This book is an in-depth collection aimed at developers and scholars of research articles from the expanding field of digital libraries"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Business & Economics

Research Evaluation and Audit

Research  Evaluation and Audit

Griffiths, J. R. (2012) User Engagement with Evaluation of Digital Libraries: a case study of the DiSCmap project. In Dobreva, M., O'Dwyer, A. and Feliciati, P. (eds), User Studies for Digital Library Development, Facet Publishing, ...

Author: Maria J. Grant

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781856047418

Category: Education

Page: 256

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This handbook provides library and information professionals with the information they need to undertake research projects in the workplace in order to inform their own practice and improve service delivery. Whether you are a complete novice or have experience of undertaking evaluations, audits or research, this book will guide you step-by-step through the key phases of planning, doing and disseminating research. The text is divided into three sections: • Part 1: Getting started introduces the concepts, ethics and planning stages. • Part 2: Doing research, evaluation and audit explores the fundamentals of projects, including the literature review, qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis and research tools. • Part 3: Impact of research, evaluation and audit guides you through writing up your project, putting the results of your project findings into practice and dissemination to the wider community. Written by academics and practitioners from a diverse range of sectors throughout the world, the book offers a thorough but common sense approach. Each chapter is structured to begin with a comprehensive introduction to a discrete topic area complemented with case studies drawn from a broad range of LIS contexts to illustrate the issues raised and provide transferable lessons to your own context. Whatever your experience, this book will support your project development and explain how evidence-based library and information practice is relevant to you. Readership: This is the essential handbook for any librarian or information professional who wants to undertake research in the workplace in order to inform their own practice and the wider evidence base for library and information science. It’s also a useful guide for undergraduate and postgraduate LIS students undertaking their final year research project.
Categories: Education

Exploring Digital Libraries

Exploring Digital Libraries

The BnF has exemplified an assessment-based approach to digital library development (see, for example, Assadi et al., 2003, which inspired a whole series of digital library usage and user studies in France and elsewhere).

Author: Karen Calhoun

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781856048200

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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A landmark textbook on digital libraries for LIS students, educators and practising information professionals throughout the world. Exploring Digital Libraries is a highly readable, thought-provoking authorative and in-depth treatment of the digital library arena that provides an up-to-date overview of the progress, nature and future impact of digital libraries, from their collections and technology-centred foundations over two decades ago to their emergent, community-centred engagement with the social web. This essential textbook: • Brings students and working librarians up to date on the progress, nature and impact of digital libraries, bridging the gap since the publication of the best-known digital library texts • Frames digital library research and practice in the context of the social web and makes the case for moving beyond collections to a new emphasis on libraries’ value to their communities • Introduces several new frameworks and novel syntheses that elucidate digital library themes, suggest strategic directions, and break new ground in the digital library literature. • Calls a good deal of attention to digital library research, but is written from the perspective of strategy and in-depth experience • Provides a global perspective and integrates material from many sources in one place - the chapters on open repositories and hybrid libraries draw together past, present and prospective work in a way that is unique in the literature. Readership: Exploring Digital Libraries suits the needs of a range of readers, from working librarians and library leaders to LIS students and educators, or anyone who wants a highly readable and thought-provoking overview of the field and its importance to the future of libraries.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Asian Digital Libraries Looking Back 10 Years and Forging New Frontiers

Asian Digital Libraries  Looking Back 10 Years and Forging New Frontiers

The fundamental concepts, definitions, and theoretical models of online information seeking behaviors, as they apply to digital libraries; user behaviors that have been identified in empirical studies of digital libraries.

Author: Dion Hoe Lian Goh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540770947

Category: Computers

Page: 522

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2007, held in Hanoi, Vietnam, in December 2007. The 41 revised full papers, 15 revised short papers, and extended abstracts of 10 poster papers presented together with three keynote and three invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 154 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections.
Categories: Computers

Is Digital Different

Is Digital Different

Knowledge about library services is poor and this leads to a lack of trust on the part of the user. ... In Dobreva, M., O'Dwyer, A. and Feliciati, P. (eds), User Studies for Digital Library Development, Facet Publishing.

Author: Michael Moss

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781856048545

Category: Computers

Page: 224

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This edited collection brings together global experts to explore the role of information professionals in the transition from an analogue to a digital environment. The contributors, including David Nicholas, Valerie Johnson, Tim Gollins and Scott David, focus on the opportunities and challenges afforded by this new environment that is transforming the information landscape in ways that were scarcely imaginable a decade ago and is challenging the very existence of the traditional library and archive as more and more resources become available on line and as computers and supporting networks become more and more powerful. By drawing on examples of the impact of other new and emerging technologies on the information sciences in the past, the book emphasises that information systems have always been shaped by available technologies that have transformed the creation, capture, preservation and discovery of content. Key topics covered include: - Search in the digital environment - RDF and the semantic web - Crowd sourcing and engagement between institutions and individuals - Development of information management system - Security: managing online risk - Long term curation and preservation - Rights and the Commons Finding archived records in the digital age. Is Digital Different? illustrates the ways in which the digital environment has the potential to transform scholarship and break down barriers between the academy and the wider community, and draws out both the inherent challenges and the opportunities for information professionals globally. Readership: This book will be of particular to students, particularly those on information studies programs, and academics, researchers and archivists globally.
Categories: Computers

Literacy Skill Development for Library Science Professionals

Literacy Skill Development for Library Science Professionals

Her areas of specialization Knowledge Management, ICT, Digital Library, User studies etc. She has around 25 years of teaching experience in the field of Library and Information Science. She has published around 30 articles in the ...

Author: Thanuskodi, S.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522571261

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 410

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With the increasing use of information communication technology in education, new skills and competencies among library science professionals are required for them to effectively disseminate necessary information to users. It is essential to equip educators and students with the requisite digital and information literacy competencies. Literacy Skill Development for Library Science Professionals provides emerging research exploring the roles and applications of information literacy and technology within library science and education. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as electronic resources, mobile learning, and social media, this book is ideally designed for librarians, information and communication technology researchers, academicians, and graduate-level students seeking current research on the ability to find, evaluate, use, and share information in library science.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Digital Libraries

Digital Libraries

This book introduces readers to the principles underlying digital libraries, illustrating these principles by reference to a wide range of digital library practices throughout the world.

Author: Lucy A. Tedd

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783598440052

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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This book introduces readers to the principles underlying digital libraries, illustrating these principles by reference to a wide range of digital library practices throughout the world. Individual chapters deal with issues such as: digital library users and the services that are offered to them, the standards and protocols with which digital libraries must operate in order to cooperate with other institutions, and issues such as the administration of digital libraries, including discussion of intellectual property rights and preservation issues. A final chapter comprises eight case studies drawn from all over the world, used to illustrate points made in earlier chapters. Throughout the book, the challenges of developing and implementing digital library systems in multilingual and multicultural environments are explored.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Increasingly digital library design research has looked at the role of Web 2 applications [5, 6] in developing end-user control and ownership [7] to avoid digital libraries being 'passive warehouses' [8]. However, there needs to be an ...

Author: José Luis Borbinha

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642043468

Category: Computers

Page: 497

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, ECDL 2009, held in Corfu, Greece, in September/October 2009. The 28 revised full papers and 6 revised short papers presented together with 2 panel description, the extended abstracts of 20 revised poster and 16 demo papers were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 181 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on services, infrastructures, interaction, knowledge organization systems, interfaces, resource discovery, architectures, information retrieval, preservation, and evaluation.
Categories: Computers

Research on Technology Use in Multicultural Settings

Research on Technology Use in Multicultural Settings

Socially grounded user studies in digital library development. Retrieved from http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/ issue5_6/bishop/index.html Bishop, A. P., Tidline, T., Shoemaker, S., & Salela, P. (1999). Public libraries and networked ...

Author: Tirupalavanam Ganesh

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781623968274

Category: Education

Page: 253

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This book is the third volume in the series on Research in Educational Diversity and Excellence. The goal of this series is to bring issues of diversity and educational risk to the forefront of national attention in order to assist the nation’s diverse students at risk of failure to achieve academic excellence. This series focuses on critical issues in the education of linguistic and cultural minority students and those placed at risk by factors of race, poverty, and geographic location. The purpose of the present book is to summarize and discuss recent perspectives, research, and practices related to the use of educational technology in multicultural settings. Technology that is already ubiquitous in our daily lives brings a myriad of issues to the area of education. Although educational systems should be geared to address challenges appropriately, the systems should be designed and developed to provide opportunities to take advantage of technology use. This book is noteworthy in that it presents a variety of theoretical and practical considerations for technology use in diverse multicultural contexts. Consisting of 12 chapters, the book (a) proposes theoretical concerns for understanding technological learning environments today and envisions the potential impact of future technology use and (b) examines technology tools and models that have been used for interventions, programs, and projects and measures and documents specific outcomes and challenges involving complex interactions within low-income and languageminority families and students.
Categories: Education

The Whole Digital Library Handbook

The Whole Digital Library Handbook

... digital libraries • A study by Charles McClure and colleagues into methods of assessing quality in digital reference services Outsell developed the survey questionnaire with guidance from the DLF advisory group on user studies .

Author: Council on Library and Information Resources Staff

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838909264

Category: Education

Page: 416

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A guidebook to the digital age for librarians offers coverage of such topics as blogs, wikis, digitization project planning, and podcasting.
Categories: Education