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.

User Studies for Digital Library Development

Author: Milena Dobreva

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1856047652

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.

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 ...

Digital Libraries and Information Access

Author: G. G. Chowdhury

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1856048217

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

Discover Digital Libraries

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

Discover Digital Libraries

Author: Iris Xie

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0124201059

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

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.

Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries  Design  Development  and Impact

Author: Theng, Yin-Leng

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599048809

Page: 690

View: 362

"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.

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 ...

Handbook of Research on Managing Intellectual Property in Digital Libraries

Author: Tella, Adeyinka

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522530940

Page: 461

View: 993

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.

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 ...

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Author: Jaap Kamps

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319670085

Page: 678

View: 418

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.

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.

Information Seeking Behavior and Challenges in Digital Libraries

Author: Tella, Adeyinka

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522502971

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.

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

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. Facet Publishing, London (2012) Chowdhury,
G.G., ...

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Author: Trond Aalberg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642405010

Page: 497

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2013 (formerly European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, ECDL) held in Valletta, Malta, in September 2013. The 24 full papers, 13 short papers, 22 posters and 8 demonstrations presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 158 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of research topics, clustered in four broader areas: foundation, infrastructures, content, and services. They have been organized in topical sections on conceptual models and formal issues, aggregation and archiving, user behavior, digital curation, mining and extraction, architectures and interoperability, interfaces to digital libraries, semantic web, information retrieval and browsing, and preservation. Also included are 6 tutorials and 2 panels.

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.

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

Author: Thanuskodi, S.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1799822028

Page: 296

View: 710

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.

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.

Digital Libraries

Author: Lucy A. Tedd

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783598116278

Page: 280

View: 729

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.

Documentation Abstracts

00597 The Internet as an information conduit in developing countries : an
investigation of World Wide Web usability among small and ... 00490 Usage
studies " African Journal of Library , Archives and Information Science " as a
resource base for library and information ... 00669 User profiles Electronic
reserves in support of online learning communities : report on a pilot project at
Widener University .

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Digital Libraries Social Media and Community Networks

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. Facet Publishing, London (2012) Mitchell, C.,
Suchy, ...

Digital Libraries  Social Media and Community Networks

Author: Shalini R. Urs

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319035991

Page: 198

View: 426

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.

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

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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.

Design  Development  and Management of Resources for Digital Library Services

Author: Ashraf, Tariq

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466625015

Page: 440

View: 262

"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.

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.

Digital Archives

Author: Milena Dobreva

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781783301140

Page: 224

View: 430

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.

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 ...

Research Bulletin

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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) - ...

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Author: Stefan Gradmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642244696

Page: 537

View: 197

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.

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 ... Public Library Development Project , Planning and Role Setting
for Public Libraries : A Manual of Options and Procedures ( Chicago : ALA , 1987
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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 ...

Using Massive Digital Libraries

Author: Andrew Weiss

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838912354

Page: 192

View: 522

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.

Developing Sustainable Digital Libraries Socio Technical Perspectives

"This book provides tools to complement an organization's burgeoning information treasuries, exploring new frontiers by looking at social and economic aspects of digital libraries and their sustainability"--Provided by publisher.

Developing Sustainable Digital Libraries  Socio Technical Perspectives

Author: Ashraf, Tariq

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1615207686

Page: 378

View: 505

"This book provides tools to complement an organization's burgeoning information treasuries, exploring new frontiers by looking at social and economic aspects of digital libraries and their sustainability"--Provided by publisher.