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Recent Developments in the Design, Construction, and Evaluation of Digital Libraries

Book Description

It is no secret that the world of libraries has rapidly evolved into an environment which will quickly 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 leading publication 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
    1. PURPOSE
    2. ORGANIZATION OF THIS BOOK
    3. TARGET AUDIENCE
  7. Section 1: Behind the Scenes: Creating Infrastructure and Metadata for Digital Libraries
    1. Chapter 1: Infrastructure-Based Research Digital Libraries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH DIGITAL LIBRARIES
      5. DIGITAL LIBRARY INFRASTRUCTURES
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Reengineering The Portal to Texas HistorySM
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE REENGINEERING PROCESS
      5. PHASE 1: REQUIREMENTS DEFINITION
      6. OUTCOMES
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Content Analysis of CONTENTdm Item Level Records and Their Aggregated Metadata in WorldCat
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND AND LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. MAPPING METADATA: CONTENTDM DC TO WORLDCAT
      5. STUDIES BEYOND THE RECORD DISPLAY
      6. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 2: Preservation, Access, and Services
    1. Chapter 4: Issues and Challenges of Integrating Digital Library Services in Blended Learning Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. POSITIONING THE DIGITAL LIBRARY
      4. INTEGRATING DIGITAL LIBRARY SERVICES IN BLENDED LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
      5. THE RESEARCH PROJECT
      6. THE FINDINGS ON ISSUES AND CHALLENGES FOR LIBRARIANS
      7. ADDRESSING FUTURE CHALLENGES
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 5: Information Analysis in Digital Library Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HISTORY OF POST PROCESSING OF RETRIEVAL RESULTS
      4. THE ADVENT OF PERSONAL VIRTUAL LIBRARIES
      5. INFLUENCE OF TEXT MINING
      6. PREDICTIONS FOR THE FUTURE
    3. Chapter 6: Listening to Images
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 7: Wrestling with Mosasaurs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DIGITIZATION OF A FOSSIL COLLECTION: FINDINGS FROM THE PILOT
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX
  9. Section 3: Establishing Benchmarks: Evaluation Methodology and Practice in Digital Libraries
    1. Chapter 8: Evaluation Constructs and Criteria for Digital Libraries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DIGITAL LIBRARY EVALUATION CONSTRUCTS AND CRITERIA
      5. CHALLENGES IN DIGITAL LIBRARY EVALUATION
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 9: Building for Success?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FRAMEWORKS FOR EVALUATING DIGITAL LIBRARY SYSTEMS
      4. SYSTEM-CENTRIC EVALUATION: INFORMATION RETRIEVAL EXPERIMENTS
      5. USER-CENTRIC EVALUATION: USABILITY AND USER SATISFACTION
      6. CHALLENGES IN EVALUATION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    3. Chapter 10: A Cognitive Task Analysis Approach for Usability Evaluation of Digital Libraries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 4: The Social Construction of Digital Library Technology
    1. Chapter 11: Documenting the Untold Stories of Feminist Activists at Welfare Rights Initiative
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. USER-CENTERED DIGITAL LIBRARY DESIGN
      5. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 12: Creating an Online Image Database
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FROM INDEPENDENT STUDY TO FULL COURSE
      5. EVOLVING SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT
      6. TEACHING/LEARNING METHODOLOGIES
      7. HANDLING AND QUALITY CONTROL OF STUDENT METADATA
      8. CASE STUDY ANALYSIS
      9. OVERALL DISTRIBUTION AND ASSESSMENT OF COURSE REQUIREMENTS
      10. ROLE OF THE COURSE WITHIN THE LARGER GSLIS CURRICULUM
      11. CHALLENGES AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      12. FUTURE AND EMERGING TRENDS
      13. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 13: Enterprise 2.0 in a Digital Library
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ENTERPRISE 2.0 AND INTRAPRENEURSHIP
      4. ENTERPRISE 2.0 IMPLEMENTATION IN LIBRARIES
      5. FURTHER RESEARCH OF ENTERPRISE 2.0 IN THE LIBRARY ENVIRONMENT
      6. CONCLUSION
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors