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Evaluation of Digital Libraries
Author : Giannis Tsakonas,Christos Papatheodorou
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2009-07-20
ISBN 10 : 1780630131
Pages : 300 pages
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Evaluation of Digital Libraries summarizes research and practice on both sides of the Atlantic and aims to answer the potential questions that both the theoretical and practical areas of digital library evaluation have posed during recent years. The book systematically presents aspects of participating communities, reasons and aims of evaluation, methodologies and metrics, and application paradigms. The book deals with practical and theoretical issues on digital libraries development and evaluation It will be multi-disciplinary due to its nature incorporating views and perspectives of various contributing fields Distinguished digital library researchers and practitioners present systematically methods, techniques and practices. The list of contributors include Maristella Agosti, David Bainbridge, Ann Blandford, Colleen Cook, Nicola Ferro, Brinley Franklin, Manolis Garoufallou, Sarah Giersch, Richard Hartley, Judy Jeng, Michael Khoo, Martha Kyrillidou, Yvonna Lincoln, David McArthur, Maria Monopoli, David Nicholas, Christos Papatheodorou, Terry Plum, Tefko Saracevic, Rania Siatri, Yin Leng Theng, Giannis Tsakonas and Lee Zia

Evaluation of Digital Libraries
Author : Giannis Tsakonas,Christos Papatheodorou
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2009-07-20
ISBN 10 : 1780630131
Pages : 300 pages
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Evaluation of Digital Libraries summarizes research and practice on both sides of the Atlantic and aims to answer the potential questions that both the theoretical and practical areas of digital library evaluation have posed during recent years. The book systematically presents aspects of participating communities, reasons and aims of evaluation, methodologies and metrics, and application paradigms. The book deals with practical and theoretical issues on digital libraries development and evaluation It will be multi-disciplinary due to its nature incorporating views and perspectives of various contributing fields Distinguished digital library researchers and practitioners present systematically methods, techniques and practices. The list of contributors include Maristella Agosti, David Bainbridge, Ann Blandford, Colleen Cook, Nicola Ferro, Brinley Franklin, Manolis Garoufallou, Sarah Giersch, Richard Hartley, Judy Jeng, Michael Khoo, Martha Kyrillidou, Yvonna Lincoln, David McArthur, Maria Monopoli, David Nicholas, Christos Papatheodorou, Terry Plum, Tefko Saracevic, Rania Siatri, Yin Leng Theng, Giannis Tsakonas and Lee Zia

Discover Digital Libraries
Author : Iris Xie,Krystyna Matusiak
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2016-07-26
ISBN 10 : 0124201059
Pages : 388 pages
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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

Key Issues Regarding Digital Libraries
Author : Rao Shen,Marcos André Gonçalves,Edward A. Fox
Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Release Date : 2013
ISBN 10 : 1608459128
Pages : 112 pages
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This is the second book based on the 5S (Societies, Scenarios, Spaces, Structures, Streams) approach to digital libraries (DLs). Leveraging the first volume, on Theoretical Foundations, we focus on the key issues of evaluation and integration. These cross-cutting issues serve as a bridge for those interested in DLs, connecting the introduction and formal discussion in the first book, with the coverage of key technologies in the third book, and of illustrative applications in the fourth book. These two topics have central importance in the DL field, allowing it to be treated scientifically as well as practically. In the scholarly world, we only really understand something if we know how to measure and evaluate it. In the Internet era of distributed information systems, we only can be practical at scale if we integrate across both systems and their associated content. Evaluation of DLs must take place atmultiple levels, so we can address the different entities and their associated measures. Thus, for digital objects, we assess accessibility, pertinence, preservability, relevance, significance, similarity, and timeliness. Other measures are specific to higher-level constructs like metadata, collections, catalogs, repositories, and services.We tie these together through a case study of the 5SQual tool, which we designed and implemented to perform an automatic quantitative evaluation of DLs. Thus, across the Information Life Cycle, we describe metrics and software useful to assess the quality of DLs, and demonstrate utility with regard to representative application areas: archaeology and education. Though integration has been a challenge since the earliest work on DLs, we provide the first comprehensive 5S-based formal description of the DL integration problem, cast in the context of related work. Since archaeology is a fundamentally distributed enterprise, we describe ETANADL, for integrating Near Eastern Archeology sites and information. Thus, we show how 5S-based modeling can lead to integrated services and content. While the first book adopts a minimalist and formal approach to DLs, and provides a systematic and functional method to design and implement DL exploring services, here we broaden to practical DLs with richer metamodels, demonstrating the power of 5S for integration and evaluation.

Recent Developments in the Design, Construction, and Evaluation of Digital Libraries: Case Studies
Author : Cool, Colleen
Publisher : IGI Global
Release Date : 2013-02-28
ISBN 10 : 1466629924
Pages : 275 pages
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It is no secret that the world of libraries has rapidly evolved into an environment which will soon be largely digitized. However, this digital shift has brought with it a unique set of challenges and issues for scholars and librarians to handle. Recent Developments in the Design, Construction, and Evaluation of Digital Libraries not only addresses the challenges with digital libraries, but it also describes the recent developments in the design, construction, and evaluation of these libraries in various environments. This cutting-edge resource compiles research from a wide array of specialists into a unified and comprehensive manner. Librarians, researchers, scholars, and professionals in this field will find the reference source beneficial in order to deepen their understanding of this continually growing field.

Semantic Digital Libraries
Author : Sebastian Ryszard Kruk,Bill McDaniel
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2008-10-08
ISBN 10 : 3540854347
Pages : 245 pages
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Libraries have always been an inspiration for the standards and technologies developed by semantic web activities. However, except for the Dublin Core specification, semantic web and social networking technologies have not been widely adopted and further developed by major digital library initiatives and projects. Yet semantic technologies offer a new level of flexibility, interoperability, and relationships for digital repositories. Kruk and McDaniel present semantic web-related aspects of current digital library activities, and introduce their functionality; they show examples ranging from general architectural descriptions to detailed usages of specific ontologies, and thus stimulate the awareness of researchers, engineers, and potential users of those technologies. Their presentation is completed by chapters on existing prototype systems such as JeromeDL, BRICKS, and Greenstone, as well as a look into the possible future of semantic digital libraries. This book is aimed at researchers and graduate students in areas like digital libraries, the semantic web, social networks, and information retrieval. This audience will benefit from detailed descriptions of both today’s possibilities and also the shortcomings of applying semantic web technologies to large digital repositories of often unstructured data.

How to Build a Digital Library
Author : Ian H. Witten,David Bainbridge,David M. Nichols
Publisher : Morgan Kaufmann
Release Date : 2009-11-09
ISBN 10 : 9780080890395
Pages : 656 pages
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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

Introduction to Digital Libraries
Author : Gobinda G. Chowdhury,Sudatta Chowdhury
Publisher : Facet Publishing
Release Date : 2003
ISBN 10 : 1856044653
Pages : 359 pages
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"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.

Digital Library Use
Author : Takeo Pfeil Hoshi
Publisher : MIT Press
Release Date : 2003
ISBN 10 : 9780262025447
Pages : 341 pages
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Viewing digital libraries as sociotechnical systems, networks of people andtechnology interacting with society.

Human-Computer Interaction. Novel User Experiences
Author : Masaaki Kurosu
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2016-07-04
ISBN 10 : 3319395130
Pages : 604 pages
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The 3-volume set LNCS 9731, 9732, and 9733 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2016, held in Toronto, ON, Canada, in July 2016. The total of 1287 papers and 186 posters presented at the HCII 2016 conferences and were carefully reviewed and selected from 4354 submissions. The papers thoroughly cover the entire field of Human-Computer Interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas. The volumes constituting the full 27-volume set of the conference proceedings.

Digital Libraries
Author : Fabrice Papy
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2016-01-29
ISBN 10 : 0081004869
Pages : 152 pages
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The technological interoperability of digital libraries must be rethought in order to adapt to new uses and networks. Informative digital environments aimed at responding to heritage, cultural, scientific or commercial demands have taken over the global cyberspace and have redesigned the techno-informative landscape of the Web. However, while the technological models demonstrate their effectiveness and explain to a large extent the creation of digital libraries, archives and deposits, the subjacent concept of uses continues to cause debate. The information technologies used by heterogeneous digital libraries enable a technical interoperability of content. This is not enough to allow the adhesion of a public connected to very different information profiles and techniques. This book explores the avenues of a user-orientated interoperability where the questions of consultation interfaces and content description processes are studied. Discusses Metadata as a resource for linking Provides a practical approach A valuable resource for anyone involved in digital library developments and digital collections and services

User Studies for Digital Library Development
Author : Milena Dobreva,Andy O'Dwyer,Pierluigi Feliciati
Publisher : Facet Publishing
Release Date : 2012-06-22
ISBN 10 : 1856047652
Pages : 302 pages
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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.