Evaluation of Digital Libraries

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

Evaluation of Digital Libraries Book Excerpt:

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

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: 1466629924
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

Digital Library Usability Studies

Digital Library Usability Studies
Author: Bradford Lee Eden
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 107
Release: 2005
ISBN: 184544857X
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Library Usability Studies Book Excerpt:

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.

Discover Digital Libraries

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

Discover Digital Libraries Book Excerpt:

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: Stefan Gradmann,Francesca Borri,Carlo Meghini,Heiko Schuldt
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 537
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN: 3642244688
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries Book Excerpt:

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.

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries
Author: Costantino Thanos
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2003-08-02
ISBN: 354045747X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries Book Excerpt:

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.

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: 1856047652
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

User Studies for Digital Library Development Book Excerpt:

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.

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries
Author: Jaap Kamps,Giannis Tsakonas,Yannis Manolopoulos,Lazaros Iliadis,Ioannis Karydis
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 678
Release: 2017-09-04
ISBN: 3319670085
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries Book Excerpt:

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.

Introduction to Digital Libraries

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

Introduction to Digital Libraries Book Excerpt:

"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 Libraries For Cultural Heritage Knowledge Dissemination and Future Creation

Digital Libraries  For Cultural Heritage  Knowledge Dissemination  and Future Creation
Author: Chunxiao Xing,Fabio Crestani,Andreas Rauber
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2011-10-12
ISBN: 364224825X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Libraries For Cultural Heritage Knowledge Dissemination and Future Creation Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, ICADL 2011, held in Beijing, China, in October 2011. The 33 revised full papers, 8 short papers and 9 poster papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 136 submissions. The topics covered are digital archives and preservation; information mining and extraction; medata, catalogue; distributed repositories and cloud computing; social network and personalized service; mobile services and electronic publishing; multimedia digital libraries; information retrieval; and tools and systems for digital library.

Digital Libraries and Information Access

Digital Libraries and Information Access
Author: G. G. Chowdhury,Schubert Foo
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-09-21
ISBN: 1856048217
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Libraries and Information Access Book Excerpt:

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

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: 1599048809
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

"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 Libraries

Digital Libraries
Author: Kuo Hung Huang
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2011-04-04
ISBN: 9533072032
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Libraries Book Excerpt:

Digital library is commonly seen as a type of information retrieval system which stores and accesses digital content remotely via computer networks. However, the vision of digital libraries is not limited to technology or management, but user experience. This book is an attempt to share the practical experiences of solutions to the operation of digital libraries. To indicate interdisciplinary routes towards successful applications, the chapters in this book explore the implication of digital libraries from the perspectives of design, operation, and promotion. Without common agreement on a broadly accepted model of digital libraries, authors from diverse fields seek to develop theories and empirical investigations that to advance our understanding of digital libraries.

New Trends in Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries

New Trends in Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries
Author: Anthi Katsirikou,Christos H. Skiadas
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 455
Release: 2012
ISBN: 981435029X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Trends in Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries Book Excerpt:

An Autodesk Official Press guide to the powerful mechanical design software Autodesk Inventor has been used to design everything from cars and airplanes to appliances and furniture. This comprehensive guide to Inventor and Inventor LT features real-world workflows and work environments, and is packed with practical tutorials that focus on teaching Inventor tips, tricks, and techniques. Additionally, you can download datasets to jump in and practice on any exercise. This reference and tutorial explains key interface conventions, capabilities, tools, and techniques, including design concepts and application, parts design, assemblies and subassemblies, weldment design, and the use of Design Accelerators and Design Calculators. There′s also detailed coverage of design tactics for large assemblies, effective model design for various industries, strategies for effective data and asset sharing, using 2D and 3D data from other CAD systems, and improving designs by incorporating engineering principles. Uses real-world sample projects so you can quickly grasp the interface, tools, and processes Features detailed documentation on everything from project set up to simple animations and documentation for exploded views, sheet metal flat patterns, plastic part design, and more Covers crucial productivity-boosting tools, iLogic, data exchange, the Frame Generator, Inventor Studio visualization tools, dynamic simulation and stress analysis features, and routed systems features Downloadable datasets let you jump into the step-by-step tutorials anywhere Mastering Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk Inventor LT is the essential, comprehensive training guide for this powerful software.

New Trends in Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries

New Trends in Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries
Author: Anthi Katsirikou,Christos Skiadas
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2011-08-31
ISBN: 9814460494
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Trends in Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries Book Excerpt:

This unique volume presents the latest scientific achievements of library researchers and professionals on the Qualitative and Quantitative Methods of Libraries. Scholars and professionals have now an information resource on methodological tools for library services. Except for the new technologies that facilitate the innovation of libraries, it is the underlying policy and functional changes that have the most lasting effect on the scholarly operation that explains why this volume is important in the field or market. It also explores in detail the areas covering library methodologies, marketing and management, statistics and bibliometrics, content and subject analysis, users' behaviors and library policies that play an important role at every aspect of library research in the twenty-first century. Contents:Assessing and Evaluating Reference: Views from the Academic Library Reference DeskQuantitative and Qualitative Methods in Library Marketing and Management: A Practical ApproachUsing Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Digital Library Education and ResearchLibrary and Information Science Post-Graduate Student ResearchUsers and Their BehavioursAcademic LibrariesDigital LibrariesLibrary Applications and MethodologiesInformation and Learning Readership: Students, researchers, professors, library directors and professionals in library and information science. Keywords:Library Measurement and Metrics;Library Statistics;Qualitative Methods;Quantitative Methods;Library Management;Library Marketing;Information Management;Digital Libraries;Academic Libraries;Public Libraries;Institutional Repositories;BibliometricsKey Features:Integrating the various disciplines of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, the book adopts a conceptual framework that integrates the process of organizing information and the application of the methodsResearch papers and applications from all over the worldIt is a basis for teaching and research, for practical projects and further possible collaborations

E Discovery Tools and Applications in Modern Libraries

E Discovery Tools and Applications in Modern Libraries
Author: de Smet, Egbert,Dhamdhere, Sangeeta
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2016-07-13
ISBN: 1522504753
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

E Discovery Tools and Applications in Modern Libraries Book Excerpt:

Technology has revolutionized the ways in which libraries store, share, and access information. As digital resources and tools continue to advance, so too do the opportunities for libraries to become more efficient and house more information. E-Discovery Tools and Applications in Modern Libraries presents critical research on the digitization of data and how this shift has impacted knowledge discovery, storage, and retrieval. This publication explores several emerging trends and concepts essential to electronic discovery, such as library portals, responsive websites, and federated search technology. The timely research presented within this publication is designed for use by librarians, graduate-level students, technology developers, and researchers in the field of library and information science.

Library Science and Administration Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Library Science and Administration  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1735
Release: 2017-11-30
ISBN: 1522539158
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Science and Administration Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Book Excerpt:

Effective administration of libraries is a crucial part of delivering library services to the public. To develop and implement best practices, librarians must be aware and informed of the recent advances in library administration. Library Science and Administration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on trends, techniques, and management of libraries and examines the benefits and challenges of library administration. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as digital libraries, information sciences, and academic libraries, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, practitioners, and librarians seeking current research on library science and administration.

Usability Evaluation of Digital Libraries

Usability Evaluation of Digital Libraries
Author: Muhammad Usman Ali,Muhammad Aasim
Publsiher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2010-08
ISBN: 9783838378008
Category: Digital libraries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Usability Evaluation of Digital Libraries Book Excerpt:

The authors evaluated usability of digital libraries and selected BTH digital library system as a case study. As BTH offers a lot of e-resources but users still feel difficulty in accessing these e-resources and services. The goal of this research study is to explain the importance of usability in digital libraries and as well to measure user satisfaction level regarding usability of BTH digital library system. These problems are identified by using different usability evaluation techniques with different criteria and possible suggestions for improvements have been given in this research work. Usability testing (Think aloud protocol) and usability inquiry (questionnaires, interviews) methods were used in usability evaluation of BTH digital library system. Usability evaluation has been done by selection of different usability evaluation criteria namely Satisfaction, Memorability, Learnability, Efficiency, Effectiveness, Aesthetic, Reliability, Simplicity, Visibility, User Friendly, Relevancy and Easiness.

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries
Author: László Kovács,Norbert Fuhr,Carlo Meghini
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 588
Release: 2007-09-06
ISBN: 9783540748502
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, ECDL 2007, held in Budapest, Hungary. The papers are organized in topical sections on ontologies, digital libraries and the web, models, multimedia and multilingual DLs, grid and peer-to-peer, preservation, user interfaces, document linking, information retrieval, personal information management, new DL applications, and user studies.

International Conference on Digital Libraries ICDL 2016

International Conference on Digital Libraries  ICDL  2016
Author: Shantanu Ganguly,P K Bhattacharya,Projes Roy,Pallavi Shukla,N Deepa
Publsiher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Total Pages: 1072
Release: 2016-12-14
ISBN: 8179936538
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Conference on Digital Libraries ICDL 2016 Book Excerpt:

The ICDL Conferences are recognized as one of the most important platforms in the world where noted experts share their experiences. Many DL experts have contributed thought-provoking papers in ICDL 2016. These important papers are reviewed and conceptualized into ICDL on di_ erent areas of DL proceedings. The Proceedings have two volumes and over 700 pages.