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User studies for digital library development

Autore: Milena Dobreva; Andy O'Dwyer; Pierluigi Feliciati
Editore: London : Facet, ©2012.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Library use studies
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Milena Dobreva; Andy O'Dwyer; Pierluigi Feliciati
ISBN: 9781856047654 1856047652
Numero OCLC: 778274956
Descrizione: xxvi, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: edited by Milena Dobreva, Andy O'Dwyer, and Pierluigi Feliciati.

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