Evaluation of Digital Libraries

Evaluation of Digital Libraries
Author: Giannis Tsakonas,Christos Papatheodorou
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2009-07-20
ISBN 10: 1780630131
ISBN 13: 9781780630137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluation of Digital Libraries Book Review:

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

Evaluation of Digital Libraries
Author: Giannis Tsakonas,Christos Papatheodorou
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2009-07-20
ISBN 10: 1780630131
ISBN 13: 9781780630137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluation of Digital Libraries Book Review:

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

Digital Library Use

Digital Library Use
Author: Takeo Pfeil Hoshi
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780262025447
ISBN 13: 0262025442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Library Use Book Review:

Viewing digital libraries as sociotechnical systems, networks of people andtechnology interacting with society.

Discover Digital Libraries

Discover Digital Libraries
Author: Iris Xie,Krystyna Matusiak
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2016-07-26
ISBN 10: 0124201059
ISBN 13: 9780124201057
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discover Digital Libraries Book Review:

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

User Studies for Digital Library Development

User Studies for Digital Library Development
Author: Milena Dobreva,Andy O'Dwyer,Pierluigi Feliciati
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2012-06-22
ISBN 10: 1856047652
ISBN 13: 9781856047654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

User Studies for Digital Library Development Book Review:

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.

Recent Developments in the Design Construction and Evaluation of Digital Libraries Case Studies

Recent Developments in the Design  Construction  and Evaluation of Digital Libraries  Case Studies
Author: Cool, Colleen
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2013-02-28
ISBN 10: 1466629924
ISBN 13: 9781466629929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Developments in the Design Construction and Evaluation of Digital Libraries Case Studies Book Review:

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.

Evaluating and Measuring the Value Use and Impact of Digital Collections

Evaluating and Measuring the Value  Use and Impact of Digital Collections
Author: Lorna M. Hughes
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1856047202
ISBN 13: 9781856047203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluating and Measuring the Value Use and Impact of Digital Collections Book Review:

"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.

Key Issues Regarding Digital Libraries

Key Issues Regarding Digital Libraries
Author: Rao Shen,Marcos André Gonçalves,Edward A. Fox
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1608459128
ISBN 13: 9781608459124
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Key Issues Regarding Digital Libraries Book Review:

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.

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries
Author: Sarantos Kapidakis,Cezary Mazurek,Marcin Werla
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2015-09-05
ISBN 10: 3319245929
ISBN 13: 9783319245928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries Book Review:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2015, held in Poznań, Poland, in September 2015. The 22 full papers and 14 poster and demo papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 61 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: interoperability and information integration; multimedia information management and retrieval and digital curation; personal information management and personal digital libraries; exploring semantic web and linked data; user studies for and evaluation of digital library systems and applications; applications of digital libraries; digital humanities; and social-technical perspectives of digital information.

Digital Libraries

Digital Libraries
Author: David Stern
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2014-05-22
ISBN 10: 1134730756
ISBN 13: 9781134730759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Libraries Book Review:

An unparalleled overview of current design considerations for your digital library! Digital Libraries: Philosophies, Technical Design Considerations, and Example Scenarios is a balanced overview of public services, collection development, administration, and systems support, for digital libraries, with advice on adopting the latest technologies that appear on the scene. As a professional in the library and information science field, you will benefit from this special issue that serves as an overview of selected directions, trends, possibilities, limitations, enhancements, design principals, and ongoing projects for integrated library and information systems. In Digital Libraries, you will discover the latest ideas and research on digitizing and distributing online library material, including information on: organization and administration of new digital library facilities collection development in digital libraries technological infrastructures for seamlessly integrated computer databases over the Internet XML and other new standards for displaying data on the web interface design issues in the search environment object oriented interfaces and improved searching possibilities a brief history of patents on the internet Digital Libraries is a working reference for your digital library-specific problems. Split into three related sections: Philosophies, Technical Design Considerations, and Example Scenarios, Digital Libraries addresses the many complexities and new issues that have evolved with the development of digital libraries and their future technologies. You will gain a thorough understanding of the public service and design considerations that are necessary to take your digital library into the 21st century.

Discover Digital Libraries

Discover Digital Libraries
Author: Iris Xie,Krystyna Matusiak
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2016-07-26
ISBN 10: 0124201059
ISBN 13: 9780124201057
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discover Digital Libraries Book Review:

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

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries
Author: Costantino Thanos
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2002-09-02
ISBN 10: 3540441786
ISBN 13: 9783540441786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries Book Review:

ECDL 2002 was the 6th conference in the series of European Conferences on Research and Advanced Technologies for Digital Libraries. Following previous events in Pisa (1997), Heraklion (1998), Paris (1999), Lisbon (2000), and Da- stadt (2001), this year ECDL was held in Rome. ECDL 2002 contributed, - gether with the previous conferences, to establishing ECDL as the major - ropean forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. ECDL 2002 continued the tradition already established by the previous conferences in meeting the needs of a large and diverse constituency, which includes researchers, practitioners, educators, policy makers, and users. The focus of ECDL 2002 was on underlying principles, methods, systems, and tools to build and make available e?ective digital libraries to end users. Architecture, metadata, collection building, web archiving, web technologies,- books, OAI applications, preservation, navigation, query languages, audio video retrieval, multimedia-mixed media, user studies and evaluation, humanities, and digital libraries were some of the key issues addressed. An international Program Committee was set up composed of 61 members, with representatives from 25 countries. A total of 145 paper submissions, 15 poster submissions, and 18 proposals for demos were received. Each paper was evaluated by 3 referees and 42 full papers and 6 short papers of high quality were selected for presentation.

Semantic Digital Libraries

Semantic Digital Libraries
Author: Sebastian Ryszard Kruk,Bill McDaniel
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2008-10-08
ISBN 10: 3540854347
ISBN 13: 9783540854340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Semantic Digital Libraries Book Review:

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.

Digitizing the Modern Library and the Transition From Print to Electronic

Digitizing the Modern Library and the Transition From Print to Electronic
Author: Bhardwaj, Raj Kumar
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2017-08-11
ISBN 10: 1522521208
ISBN 13: 9781522521204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digitizing the Modern Library and the Transition From Print to Electronic Book Review:

The development of online digital libraries has enhanced the availability of printed materials. By implementing these systems, this ensures the access of material to universities, students, and bibliophiles. Digitizing the Modern Library and the Transition From Print to Electronic is a pivotal reference source for the latest techniques and initiatives needed to transition libraries into the digital age. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as electronic resource management, library management software, and semantic web, this publication is an ideal resource for faculty members, research scholars, students, information specialists, and librarians in universities and in academic, public, and special libraries.

Interoperability and retrieval

Interoperability and retrieval
Author: Mukhopadhyay, Parthasarathi
Publsiher: UNESCO Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-04-27
ISBN 10: 9231000772
ISBN 13: 9789231000775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries Design Development and Impact

Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries  Design  Development  and Impact
Author: Theng, Yin-Leng,Foo, Schubert,Goh, Dion,Na, Jin-Cheon
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 690
Release: 2009-02-28
ISBN 10: 1599048809
ISBN 13: 9781599048802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries Design Development and Impact Book Review:

"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.

Recent Developments in the Design Construction and Evaluation of Digital Libraries Case Studies

Recent Developments in the Design  Construction  and Evaluation of Digital Libraries  Case Studies
Author: Cool, Colleen
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2013-02-28
ISBN 10: 1466629924
ISBN 13: 9781466629929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Developments in the Design Construction and Evaluation of Digital Libraries Case Studies Book Review:

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.

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries
Author: Birte Christensen-Dalsgaard,Donatella Castelli,Bolette Ammitzboll Jurik,Joan Lippincott
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 461
Release: 2008-09-08
ISBN 10: 3540875980
ISBN 13: 9783540875987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries Book Review:

We aredelightedto presentthe proceedingsof the 12thEuropeanConferenceon Research and Advanced Technologies for Digital Libraries (ECDL 2008), which took placeSeptember 14-19,2008in Aarhus,Denmark. The conferencesfollowa traditionstarted in 1997on bringing researchersand practitionerstogether from astronginterdisciplinarycommunitywithonethingincommon,aresearchfocus on knowledge infrastructure. Since the ?rst conference in Pisa (1997) ECDL has been held in Heraklion (1998), Paris (1999), Lisbon (2000), Darmstadt (2001), Rome (2002), Trondheim (2003), Bath (2004), Vienna (2005), Alicante (2006) and Budapest (2007). In all, 98 papers and 27 posters/demos were submitted this year, which is fewerthanpastyears;however,thegeneralimpressionwasthattheywereofvery highquality.The submissionscovereda wide rangeoftopicsandweresubmitted from many countries re?ecting the standing and pro?le of this major European conference. All papers were subject to an in-depth peer-review process; three reviews per submission were produced by a Program Committee of 68 members from across the world. In total 38 paper submissions consisting of 28 full and 10 short papers were accepted at the ProgramCommittee meeting for presentation at the conference and publication in the proceedings with Springer, resulting in an acceptance ratio of 38%. A total of 28 submissions which were originally either poster, demo or paper submissions were accepted for poster and demo presentation and publication in the proceedings volume.

Introduction to Digital Libraries

Introduction to Digital Libraries
Author: Gobinda G. Chowdhury,Sudatta Chowdhury
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1856044653
ISBN 13: 9781856044653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Digital Libraries Book Review:

"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.

SAGA Science Technology and Innovation Gender Objectives List

SAGA Science  Technology and Innovation Gender Objectives List
Author: UIS,UNESCO Office Montevideo and Regional Bureau for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean
Publsiher: UNESCO Publishing
Total Pages: 10
Release: 2016-09-26
ISBN 10: 923100154X
ISBN 13: 9789231001543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SAGA Science Technology and Innovation Gender Objectives List Book Review: