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

View: 321

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.

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

View: 237

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: 387

"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.

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: 592

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.

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

View: 751

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.

Evaluating and Measuring the Value Use and Impact of Digital Collections

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books.google.com/. 4 www.europeana.eu/portal/. 5 Facet is due to publish a
book on user studies for digital library development in 2012. A good overview of ...

Evaluating and Measuring the Value  Use and Impact of Digital Collections

Author: Lorna M. Hughes

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1856047202

Page: 181

View: 973

"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.

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: 353

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.

Digital Libraries Implementing Strategies and Sharing Experiences

8th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2005, Bangkok,
Thailand, December 12-15, 2005, Proceedings ... User Studies: How end users
use and respond to digital libraries is always an important concern of system
designers and researchers. ... Vaidya and Shrestha [39] produced a study on
rural digital library development in Nepal and provided suggestions on technical
aspects ...

Digital Libraries  Implementing Strategies and Sharing Experiences

Author: International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540308508

Page: 529

View: 299

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2005, held in Bangkok, Thailand in December 2005. The 40 revised full papers, 15 revised short papers, and 15 posters presented together with 5 keynote and invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 164 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on concepts and models for digital library systems, case studies in digital libraries, digital archives and museums, multimedia digital libraries, information processing in asian digital libraries, digital libraries for community building, information retrieval techniques, ontologies and content management in digital libraries, information integration and retrieval technologies in digital libraries, information mining technologies in digital libraries, digital library system architecture and implementations, information processing in digital libraries, human-computer interfaces, and metadata issues in 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 ...

Using Massive Digital Libraries

Author: Andrew Weiss

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838912354

Page: 192

View: 856

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.

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

View: 735

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

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: 992

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.

Digital Libraries Research and Technology Advances

Forum on Research and Technology Advances in Digital Libraries (1995 :
McLean Nabil Adam, Bharat K. Bhargava, Milton Halem, Yelena Yesha ... vast
amount of information resources on the network to the users at home or at work
and allow many electronic libraries to be accessed at, the same time. ... There are
a number of technical and socio-economic challenges in developing the
electronic library.

Digital Libraries  Research and Technology Advances

Author: ADL'95 Forum

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540614104

Page: 290

View: 918

This book constitutes a carefully arranged selection of papers presented at the Forum on Research and Technology Advances in Digital Libraries, ADL'95, held in McLean, Virginia, USA in May 1995. Besides 15 revised refereed technical contributions, the book presents four invited survey papers by key persons heading institutions and projects essentially advancing the state of the art: France Cordova (NASA), James H. Billington (The Library of Congress), Raj Reddy (CMU), and Larry Smarr (NCSA, University of Illinois). The technical papers are organized in topical sections on visualization, document handling and information retrieval, network-based information and resource discovery, and design issues and prototyping.

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.

How to Build a Digital Library

Author: Ian H. Witten

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9780080890395

Page: 656

View: 968

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

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

View: 393

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.

Introduction to Digital Libraries

"This books presents a holistic view of the new digital library scene ... it is an essential guide to good digital practice and techniques" - back cover.

Introduction to Digital Libraries

Author: Gobinda G. Chowdhury

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1856044653

Page: 359

View: 567

"This books presents a holistic view of the new digital library scene ... it is an essential guide to good digital practice and techniques" - back cover.

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

1 Introduction Ethnographical research of information seeking behaviour of users
can be beneficial for the digital libraries development in several ways. One of the
most significant benefits is the design of better user interfaces and overall ...

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Author: Norway) Ecdl 200 (2003 Trondheim

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354040726X

Page: 536

View: 118

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, ECDL 2003, held in Trondheim, Norway in August 2003. The 39 revised full papers and 8 revised short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 161 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on uses, users, and user interfaces; metadata applications; annotation and recommendation; automatic classification and indexing; Web technologies; topical crawling and subject gateways; architectures and systems; knowledge organization; collection building and management; information retrieval; digital preservation; and indexing and searching of special documents and collection information.

The Role of Digital Libraries in a Time of Global Change

Research and development activities in digital libraries that began almost two
decades ago have gone through some ... technical issues such as networked
infrastructure and the creation and management of complex digital objects to
user ...

The Role of Digital Libraries in a Time of Global Change

Author: Gobinda Chowdhury

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642136540

Page: 270

View: 359

The year 2010 was a landmark in the history of digital libraries because for the first time this year the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) and the annual International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL) were held together at the Gold Coast in Australia. The combined conferences provided an - portunity for digital library researchers, academics and professionals from across the globe to meet in a single forum to disseminate, discuss, and share their valuable - search. For the past 12 years ICADL has remained a major forum for digital library - searchers and professionals from around the world in general, and for the Asia-Pacific region in particular. Research and development activities in digital libraries that began almost two decades ago have gone through some distinct phases: digital libraries have evolved from mere networked collections of digital objects to robust information services designed for both specific applications as well as global audiences. Con- quently, researchers have focused on various challenges ranging from technical issues such as networked infrastructure and the creation and management of complex digital objects to user-centric issues such as usability, impact and evaluation. Simulta- ously, digital preservation has emerged and remained as a major area of influence for digital library research. Research in digital libraries has also been influenced by s- eral socio-economic and legal issues such as the digital divide, intellectual property, sustainability and business models, and so on. More recently, Web 2.

Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice addresses new methods, practices, concepts, and techniques, as well as contemporary challenges and issues for libraries and university repositories ...

Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories  Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1799824640

Page: 579

View: 595

Technology has revolutionized the ways in which libraries store, share, and access information, as well as librarian roles as knowledge managers. As digital resources and tools continue to advance, so too do the opportunities for libraries to become more efficient and house more information. Effective administration of libraries is a crucial part of delivering library services to patrons and ensuring that information resources are disseminated efficiently. Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice addresses new methods, practices, concepts, and techniques, as well as contemporary challenges and issues for libraries and university repositories that can be accessed electronically. It also addresses the problems of usability and search optimization in digital libraries. Highlighting a range of topics such as content management, resource sharing, and library technologies, this publication is an ideal reference source for librarians, IT technicians, academicians, researchers, and students in fields that include library science, knowledge management, and information retrieval.

Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries

His areas of interest include Information and Communication Technology (ICT),
user studies, bibliometrics, Webometrics, research methodology, and digital
libraries. He is life member of professional bodies such as IIPA, ILA, IASLIC,
IATLIS, ...

Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries

Author: Thanuskodi, S.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466640715

Page: 348

View: 953

Academic libraries cater to the diverse needs of scholars, scientists, technocrats, researchers, students, and others personally and professionally invested in higher education. Due to advancements in information and communication technologies (ICT), the vision and mission of academic libraries are changing in developing countries. Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries provides the latest theoretical frameworks and empirical research into academic libraries, investigating concerns such as illiteracy, budgeting, software development, technical training, and others. In particular, this book will be of use to professionals and researchers working in the field of library and information science who are looking for new methods and best practices in the management of effective academic libraries. This book is part of the Advances in Library and Information Science series collection.

Digital Library Usability Studies

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two entrances library, with a back entrance ... library. development. 269. Figure 1.
Digital library mental models OCLC 21,4 270 Whilst all of the above users could.

Digital Library Usability Studies

Author: Bradford Lee Eden

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 184544857X

Page: 107

View: 275

Each summer, circulation staff in my library inventories a section of the stacks andbrings collection issues to the attention of appropriate bibliographers. Since I amresponsible for the economics collection, I see an array of government documents thathave managed to elude the cataloging process. Many of these titles are decades old, having squatted in the library undisturbed and uncirculated since our online catalogwas implemented in 1990.