- Language: English
- 100 Pages
- Published: March 2011
- Region: Global
Evaluation of Digital Libraries: An Insight to Useful Applications and Methods
- Published: July 2009
- Region: Global
- 300 Pages
- Woodhead Publishing Ltd
- deals with practical and theoretical issues on digital libraries development and evaluation.
- 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.
This book summarizes information on the 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. Invited experts from library and computer science fields provide a solid grounding on the essential issues that holistically cover the evaluation of these complex information systems. The book presents, systematically, aspects of participating communities, reasons and aims of evaluation, methodologies and metrics, and application paradigms.
Introduction: the framework for digital library evaluation
- Tefko Saracevic
PART 1 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
From usage to user: library metrics and expectations for the evaluation of digital libraries
- Brinley Franklin, Martha Kyrillidou and Terry Plum
An agency perspective on digital library evaluation
- Michael Khoo, David McArthur and Lee Zia
PART 2 WHAT TO PLACE UNDER THE EVALUATION LENS
What should we take into consideration when we talk about usability?
- Judy Jeng
Users and digital libraries: an insightful story
- Emmanouel Garoufallou, Rania Siatri and Richard J. Hartley
Towards an infrastructure for digital library performance evaluation
- Maristella Agosti and Nicola Ferro
Employing deep log analysis to evaluate the information-seeking behaviour of users of digital libraries
- David Nicholas
PART 3 BEHIND THE EVALUATION CURTAIN
The pushmepullyou of design and evaluation
- Ann Blandford and David Bainbridge
Extending borders: outcomes assessment in the era of digital libraries
- Giannis Tsakonas and Christos Papatheodorou
Digital library service quality: what does it look like?
- Martha Kyrillidou, Colleen Cook and Yvonna Lincoln
PART 4 HOW TO CONDUCT AN EVALUATION ACTIVITY
Planning digital library evaluation with logic models
- Michael Khoo and Sarah Giersch
Examining how end users use and perceive digital libraries: a qualitative approach
- Maria Monopoli
Investigating users’ perceptions and acceptance of digital libraries: a quantitative approach
- Yin-Leng Theng
Giannis Tsakonas holds a BSc and a PhD in librarianship from the Department of Archives and Library Sciences, Ionian University, Corfu. Currently he works as a librarian in the Library & Information Center, University of Patras.
Christos Papatheodorou holds a BSc. and a Ph.D in Computer Science from the Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business. He is Assistant Professor at the Department of Archive and Library Sciences, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece.