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The Resource User studies for digital library development, edited by Milena Dobreva, Andy O'Dwyer, and Pierluigi Feliciati

User studies for digital library development, edited by Milena Dobreva, Andy O'Dwyer, and Pierluigi Feliciati

Label
User studies for digital library development
Title
User studies for digital library development
Statement of responsibility
edited by Milena Dobreva, Andy O'Dwyer, and Pierluigi Feliciati
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
025.58
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ZA4080.5
LC item number
.U84 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
ZA4080.5
NAL item number
.U84 2012
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dobreva, Milena
  • O'Dwyer, Andy
  • Feliciati, Pierluigi
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Digital libraries
  • Digital libraries
  • Libraries, Digital
  • Library Collection Development
  • Library Surveys
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Digital libraries
  • Digital libraries
  • Digitale bibliotheken
  • Collectievorming
  • Benutzerforschung
  • Elektronische Bibliothek
Label
User studies for digital library development, edited by Milena Dobreva, Andy O'Dwyer, and Pierluigi Feliciati
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface / Tom Wilson -- Introduction: user studies for digital library development / Milena Dobreva, Andy O'Dwyer and Pierluigi Feliciati. -- Part 1: Setting the scene. Models that inform digital library design / Elaine G. Toms ; User-centric studies / Sudatta Chowdhury ; Design issues and user needs / Petar Mihaylov ; Users within the evaluation of digital libraries / Giannis Tsakonas. -- Part 2: Methods explained and illustrated. Questionnaires, interviews and focus groups as means for user engagement with evaluation of digital libraries / Jillian R. Griffiths ; Expert evaluation methods / Claus-Peter Klas ; Evidence of user behaviour: deep log analysis / David Nicholas and David Clark ; An eye-tracking approach to the evaluation of digital libraries / Panos Balatsoukas ; Personas / Katja Guldbak Rasmussen and Gitte Petersen. -- Part 3: User studies in the digital library universe: what else needs to be considered? User-related issues in multilingual access to multimedia collections / Paul Clough ; Children and digital libraries / Ian Ruthven, Monica Landoni and Andreas Lingnau ; User engagement and social media / Jeffery K. Guin ; Significant others: user studies and digital preservation / Kathleen Menzies and Duncan Birrell ; The shift to mobile devices / Lina Petrakieva ; Resource discovery for research and course design / Zsuzsanna Varga ; Support for users within an educational or e-learning context / Nicola Osborne. -- Part 4: User studies across the cultural heritage sector. User studies in libraries / Derek Law ; User studies in archives / Wendy M. Duff ; User studies in museums: holding the museum in the palm of your hand / Susan Hazan ; Digital art online: perspectives on user needs, access, documentation and retrieval / Leo Konstantelos ; User studies for digital libraries' development: audiovisual collections / Andy O'Dwyer ; A business-model perspective on end-users and open metadata / Harry Verwayen and Martijn Arnoldus. -- Part 5: Putting it all together. And now -- to the brave real world / Milena Dobreva, Andy O'Dwyer and Pierluigi Feliciati
Control code
836848882
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 272 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299278219
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
459071
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)836848882
Label
User studies for digital library development, edited by Milena Dobreva, Andy O'Dwyer, and Pierluigi Feliciati
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface / Tom Wilson -- Introduction: user studies for digital library development / Milena Dobreva, Andy O'Dwyer and Pierluigi Feliciati. -- Part 1: Setting the scene. Models that inform digital library design / Elaine G. Toms ; User-centric studies / Sudatta Chowdhury ; Design issues and user needs / Petar Mihaylov ; Users within the evaluation of digital libraries / Giannis Tsakonas. -- Part 2: Methods explained and illustrated. Questionnaires, interviews and focus groups as means for user engagement with evaluation of digital libraries / Jillian R. Griffiths ; Expert evaluation methods / Claus-Peter Klas ; Evidence of user behaviour: deep log analysis / David Nicholas and David Clark ; An eye-tracking approach to the evaluation of digital libraries / Panos Balatsoukas ; Personas / Katja Guldbak Rasmussen and Gitte Petersen. -- Part 3: User studies in the digital library universe: what else needs to be considered? User-related issues in multilingual access to multimedia collections / Paul Clough ; Children and digital libraries / Ian Ruthven, Monica Landoni and Andreas Lingnau ; User engagement and social media / Jeffery K. Guin ; Significant others: user studies and digital preservation / Kathleen Menzies and Duncan Birrell ; The shift to mobile devices / Lina Petrakieva ; Resource discovery for research and course design / Zsuzsanna Varga ; Support for users within an educational or e-learning context / Nicola Osborne. -- Part 4: User studies across the cultural heritage sector. User studies in libraries / Derek Law ; User studies in archives / Wendy M. Duff ; User studies in museums: holding the museum in the palm of your hand / Susan Hazan ; Digital art online: perspectives on user needs, access, documentation and retrieval / Leo Konstantelos ; User studies for digital libraries' development: audiovisual collections / Andy O'Dwyer ; A business-model perspective on end-users and open metadata / Harry Verwayen and Martijn Arnoldus. -- Part 5: Putting it all together. And now -- to the brave real world / Milena Dobreva, Andy O'Dwyer and Pierluigi Feliciati
Control code
836848882
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 272 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299278219
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
459071
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)836848882

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