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

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

Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries Design Development and Impact

Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries  Design  Development  and Impact

"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.

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

Discover Digital Libraries

Discover Digital Libraries

The combination of current research and practical guidelines is a unique strength of this book.

Author: Iris Xie

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780124201057

Category: Computers

Page: 388

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Discover Digital Libraries: Theory and Practice is a book that integrates both research and practice concerning digital library development, use, preservation, and evaluation. The combination of current research and practical guidelines is a unique strength of this book. The authors bring in-depth expertise on different digital library issues and synthesize theoretical and practical perspectives relevant to researchers, practitioners, and students. The book presents a comprehensive overview of the different approaches and tools for digital library development, including discussions of the social and legal issues associated with digital libraries. Readers will find current research and the best practices of digital libraries, providing both US and international perspectives on the development of digital libraries and their components, including collection, digitization, metadata, interface design, sustainability, preservation, retrieval, and evaluation of digital libraries. Offers an overview of digital libraries and the conceptual and practical understanding of digital libraries Presents the lifecycle of digital library design, use, preservation and evaluation, including collection development, digitization of static and multimedia resources, metadata, digital library development and interface design, digital information searching, digital preservation, and digital library evaluation Synthesizes current research and the best practices of digital libraries, providing both US and international perspectives on the development of digital libraries Introduces new developments in the area of digital libraries, such as large-scale digital libraries, social media applications in digital libraries, multilingual digital libraries, digital curation, linked data, rapid capture, guidelines for the digitization of multimedia resources Highlights the impact, challenges, suggestions for overcoming these challenges, and trends of present and future development of digital libraries Offers a comprehensive bibliography for each chapter
Categories: Computers

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.:
Streams ...

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

Handbook of Research on Digital Content Management and Development in Modern Libraries

Handbook of Research on Digital Content Management and Development in Modern Libraries

The Handbook of Research on Digital Content Management and Development in Modern Libraries is a critical scholarly resource that examines collection management and quality within information services.

Author: Thanuskodi, S.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799822028

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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Collection assessment can be defined as the systematic quantitative and qualitative measurement of the degree to which a library’s collections meet the library’s goals, objectives, and the needs of its users. E-resources are creating new challenges for collection assessment, which require that the collection be measured, analyzed, and judged according to specific criteria for relevancy, size, quality, and use. The Handbook of Research on Digital Content Management and Development in Modern Libraries is a critical scholarly resource that examines collection management and quality within information services. Featuring a wide range of topics such as e-resources, knowledge management, and consortia, this book is ideal for professionals, academicians, academic librarians, researchers, and students in the fields of library and information science, education, computer science, and information technology. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support executives concerned with the management of expertise, knowledge, information, and organizational development in different types of work communities and environments.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Documentation Abstracts

Documentation Abstracts

00346 User studies Assessing digital reference . 00338 Assumptions versus
reality : user behaviour in sourcing scholarly information . 00036 United Kingdom
A first class knowledge service : developing the National electronic Library for ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015082970024

Category: Documentation

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Using Massive Digital Libraries

Using Massive Digital Libraries

In this thought-provoking and unabashedly optimistic book, he explores how massive digital libraries are already adapting to society's needs, and looks ahead to the massive digital libraries of tomorrow, covering The author's criteria for ...

Author: Andrew Weiss

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838912355

Category: Computers

Page: 192

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Some have viewed the ascendance of the digital library as some kind of existential apocalypse, nothing less than the beginning of the end for the traditional library. But Weiss, recognizing the concept of the library as a "big idea" that has been implemented in many ways over thousands of years, is not so gloomy. In this thought-provoking and unabashedly optimistic book, he explores how massive digital libraries are already adapting to society's needs, and looks ahead to the massive digital libraries of tomorrow, covering The author's criteria for defining massive digital librariesA history of Google Books and the Very Large Digital Library, with a refresher on the initial protests of the scholarly communication communityPractices of massive digital libraries, and how traditional libraries are evolving to integrate their presenceA comparison of the collection development approaches of Google Books and HathiTrustLibrary applications, such as MDL for research in digital humanities, catalog integration through the Google Book API, Culturenomics, and the Google Ngram viewerCase studies of library projects with Google Books, with analysis of aspects such as legibility of scans, metadata accuracy, culture, and diversity Providing a solid grounding on the concept of massive digital libraries, and their strengths and weaknesses as digital information tools, this book will help librarians understand how they function and what we can expect in the future.
Categories: Computers

Handbook of Research on Managing Intellectual Property in Digital Libraries

Handbook of Research on Managing Intellectual Property in Digital Libraries

The Handbook of Research on Managing Intellectual Property in Digital Libraries is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on strategies in which digital libraries engage in the management of increasing digital ...

Author: Tella, Adeyinka

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522530947

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 461

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Taking into consideration the variety of information being created, produced, and published, the acquisition and archiving of e-resources by digital libraries is rapidly increasing. As such, managing the rights to these resources is imperative. The Handbook of Research on Managing Intellectual Property in Digital Libraries is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on strategies in which digital libraries engage in the management of increasing digital intellectual property to protect both the users and the creators of the resources. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as copyright management, open access, and software programs, this book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and practitioners seeking material on property rights and e-resources.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Facet Digital Libraries Collection

The Facet Digital Libraries Collection

This Collection contains the following books: Exploring Digital Libraries by Karen Calhoun Digital Libraries and Information Access edited by G. G. Chowdhury and Schubert Foo Mastering Digital Librarianship edited by Alison Mackenzie and ...

Author: Facet Publishing

Publisher:

ISBN: 1783303255

Category:

Page: 1582

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This Collection contains the following books: Exploring Digital Libraries by Karen Calhoun Digital Libraries and Information Access edited by G. G. Chowdhury and Schubert Foo Mastering Digital Librarianship edited by Alison Mackenzie and Lindsey Martin The Network Reshapes the Library by Lorcan Dempsey and Kenneth J Varnum User Studies for Digital Library Development edited by Milena Dobreva, Andy O'Dwyer and Pierluigi Feliciati The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know edited by Kenneth J Varnum There is a 10% discount off the combined price of the books in the Collection. 010
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Digital Libraries

Digital Libraries

This text examines the various options for setting up digital libraries from digitising information in the first place to providing the interface to access the information held by the digital global library.

Author: Lucy A. Tedd

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3598116276

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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Digital libraries are now a reality and yet their implementation and use is still not at an optimum. This text examines the various options for setting up digital libraries from digitising information in the first place to providing the interface to access the information held by the digital global library.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Digital Archives

Digital Archives

"This landmark edited collection offers a wide-ranging overview of how rapid technological changes and the drive to provide access to every growing digitized cultural heritage holdings are changing the landscape of archives.

Author: Milena Dobreva

Publisher:

ISBN: 1783301147

Category: Archives

Page: 224

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This landmark edited collection offers a wide-ranging overview of how rapid technological changes and the push for providing wide access to digitized cultural heritage holdings are changing the landscape of archives. This book provides a set of inspirational and informative chapters from international experts, which will help the readers understand the drivers for change in archives and their implications. Reassessment of the role of archives in the digital environment will serve to develop critical approaches to current trends in the broader heritage sector, including cultural industries experimenting with sustainable business models for cultural production, digitization of analogue cultural heritage, and the related IPR issues surrounding the re-use of digital objects and data for research, education, advocacy and art. Contributors also present state-of-the-art solutions in building digital archives on networked infrastructure, trusted digital repositories to ensure long-term access, and tools to serve emerging needs in digital humanities. Readership: Digital archivists and practitioners involved in the design and support of digital archives; professionals and researchers involved in projects working with digital archival materials; students in library, information and archive studies.
Categories: Archives

How to Build a Digital Library

How to Build a Digital Library

The Second Edition reflects developments in the field as well as in the Greenstone Digital Library open source software.

Author: Ian H. Witten

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0080890393

Category: Computers

Page: 656

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How to Build a Digital Library reviews knowledge and tools to construct and maintain a digital library, regardless of the size or purpose. A resource for individuals, agencies, and institutions wishing to put this powerful tool to work in their burgeoning information treasuries. The Second Edition reflects developments in the field as well as in the Greenstone Digital Library open source software. In Part I, the authors have added an entire new chapter on user groups, user support, collaborative browsing, user contributions, and so on. There is also new material on content-based queries, map-based queries, cross-media queries. There is an increased emphasis placed on multimedia by adding a "digitizing" section to each major media type. A new chapter has also been added on "internationalization," which will address Unicode standards, multi-language interfaces and collections, and issues with non-European languages (Chinese, Hindi, etc.). Part II, the software tools section, has been completely rewritten to reflect the new developments in Greenstone Digital Library Software, an internationally popular open source software tool with a comprehensive graphical facility for creating and maintaining digital libraries. Outlines the history of libraries on both traditional and digital Written for both technical and non-technical audiences and covers the entire spectrum of media, including text, images, audio, video, and related XML standards Web-enhanced with software documentation, color illustrations, full-text index, source code, and more
Categories: Computers

Proceedings of International Symposium on Research Development and Practice in Digital Libraries 1997

Proceedings of International Symposium on Research  Development and Practice in Digital Libraries 1997

Abstract The present paper describes a variety of user attitudes and behaviour
towards electronic journals . ... Introduction Loughborough University has a long
history of digital library studies , dating back to BLEND ( 14 ) in the early 1980s ,
through ... In the days when such screens were beginning to be developed , I had
assumed that screen reading would gain in popularity as image quality improved
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ISBN: UOM:39015069223405

Category: Digital libraries

Page: 215

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Categories: Digital libraries

Research Bulletin

Research Bulletin

While the profession in Britain sees the development taking place againsta
background of diminishing funding and fewer staff , their American counterparts
see digital libraries requiring increased support for end - users which will mean ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951P008314513

Category: Libraries

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Categories: Libraries

Reference User Services Quarterly

Reference   User Services Quarterly

Gunther Eysenbach et al . , “ Empirical Studies Assessing the Quality of Health
Information for Consumers on the World Wide ... Mary L. Westermann - Cicio , “
Bringing Quality Electronic Information to the Health Care Consumer : Library
Collaborations that ... Public Library Development Project , Planning and Role
Setting for Public Libraries : A Manual of Options and Procedures ( Chicago : ALA
, 1987 ) .

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ISBN: NWU:35556038766127

Category: Library science

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Categories: Library science

Information Seeking Behavior and Challenges in Digital Libraries

Information Seeking Behavior and Challenges in Digital Libraries

This book addresses the challenges faced by professionals in information management, librarians, developers, students of library science, and policy makers.

Author: Tella, Adeyinka

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522502975

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 359

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Digital libraries have been established worldwide to make information more readily available, and this innovation has changed the way information seekers interact with the data they are collecting. Faced with decentralized, heterogeneous sources, these users must be familiarized with high-level search activities in order to sift through large amounts of data. Information Seeking Behavior and Challenges in Digital Libraries addresses the problems of usability and search optimization in digital libraries. With topics addressing all aspects of information seeking activity, the research found in this book provides insight into library user experiences and human-computer interaction when searching online databases of all types. This book addresses the challenges faced by professionals in information management, librarians, developers, students of library science, and policy makers.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2011 - formerly known as ECDL (European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries) - ...

Author: Stefan Gradmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642244698

Category: Computers

Page: 537

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2011 - formerly known as ECDL (European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries) - held in Berlin, Germany, in September 2011. The 27 full papers, 13 short papers, 9 posters and 9 demos presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 162 initial submissions. In addition the book contains the abstract of 2 keynote speeches and an appendix stating information on the doctoral consortium, as well as the panel, which were held at the conference. The papers are grouped in topical sections on networked information, semantics and interoperability, systems and architectures, text and multimedia retrieval, collaborative information spaces, DL applications and legal aspects, user interaction and information visualization, user studies, archives and repositories, europeana, and preservation.
Categories: Computers

African Journal of Library Archives Information Science

African Journal of Library  Archives   Information Science

Greenstone enables users to organise , create and publish digital collections of
electronic files on the Web or on CD - ROM . ... The Greenstone development
team also offers hands - on training in creating and customising digital libraries .
... Conclusion The possible role of digitisation in the development of Africa
through the enhancement of the continent ' s local research and cultural content
could be ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105123417458

Category: Archives

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Design Development and Management of Resources for Digital Library Services

Design  Development  and Management of Resources for Digital Library Services

"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.

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