User Studies for Digital Library Development

3. User-centric. studies. Sudatta. Chowdhury. Introduction As digital libraries (DLs
) become a major source of information for many people, we need to understand
better how people seek and retrieve information in digital environments.

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.

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: 562

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

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

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: 886

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: 637

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.

Digital Libraries and Information Access

Borgman, C. and Rasmussen, E. (2005) Usability of Digital Libraries in a
Multicultural Environment. In Theng, Y.-L, ... In Dobreva, M., O'Dwyer, A. and
Feliciati, P. (eds), User Studies for Digital Library Development, Facet Publishing,
44–52.

Digital Libraries and Information Access

Author: G. G. Chowdhury

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1856048217

Page: 256

View: 890

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 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

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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.

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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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
.

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

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Page: 215

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Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries Design Development and Impact

Design, Development, and Impact Theng, Yin-Leng, Foo, Schubert, Goh, Dion,
Na, Jin-Cheon ... The chapter describes a study to explore the design of visual
interfaces for digital libraries design ideas and discusses implications for digital
library ... New Jersey City University, USA This chapter gives a critical review of
common usability evaluation methods and describes empirical user studies
employing ...

Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries  Design  Development  and Impact

Author: Theng, Yin-Leng

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599048809

Page: 690

View: 848

"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.

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: 669

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: 945

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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Library Information Systems

Professional Involvement in Digital Library Development 249 future , it will be up
to individual organizations to make the ... commitment : Collection development
Organizing principles and techniques Research and retrieval • User studies ...

Library Information Systems

Author: Thomas R. Kochtanek

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Page: 287

View: 594

Presents librarians with information on understanding and using the newest library system technology.

Library Information Science Abstracts

The evolution of law library support to law school administrative and staff offices :
what we are doing and why . ; LI00829 The use ... in the digital library . ; L100819
User surveys Navigating pitfalls of Web - based survey development and
administration . ; LI00754 User ... user interfaces via user studies . ; L101278
Time for a change : new approaches for a new generation of library users . ;
LIO1302 User ...

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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

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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.

Proceedings of the 5th ACM IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries

Tacit User and Developer Frames in User - Led Collection Development : The
Case of the Digital Water Education Library Michael Khoo Digital Library for Earth
System Education University Corporation for Atmospheric Research PO Box
3000 ...

Proceedings of the 5th ACM IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries

Author: Association for Computing Machinery. Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval

Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

ISBN: 9781581138764

Page: 436

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Digital Libraries

It seems clear from user studies that there are many instances in which groups
engage in learning , in decision making , or ... systems , and digital library
development efforts have largely ignored the group nature of many information
activities .

Digital Libraries

Author: Tatjana Aparac-Jelušić

Publisher:

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Page: 400

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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

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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.