Recent Developments in the Design, Construction, and Evaluation of Digital Libraries: Case Studies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1466629924
  • ISBN-13: 9781466629929
  • DDC: 025.042
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 275 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released October 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Behind the Scenes: Creating Infrastructure and Metadata for Digital Libraries.
2: Infrastructure-Based Research Digital Libraries.
3: Reengineering the Portal to Texas HistorySM: A Case Study.
4: Content Analysis of CONTENTdm Item Level Records and Their Aggregated Metadata in WorldCat.
5: Preservation, Access, and Services.
6: Issues and Challenges of Integrating Digital Library Services in Blended Learning Environments: A Case Study of Open University Malaysia (OUM).
7: Information Analysis in Digital Library Environments: Lessons Learned in Pharma.
8: Listening to Images: Exploring Alternate Access to a Digital Collection.
9: Wrestling with Mosasaurs: Results of the Sternberg Museum of Natural History-Forsyth Library Fossil Digitization Pilot Project.
10: Establishing Benchmarks: Evaluation Methodology and Practice in Digital Libraries.
11: Evaluation Constructs and Criteria for Digital Libraries: A Document Analysis.
12: Building for Success? Evaluating Digital Libraries in the Cultural Heritage Domain.
13: A Cognitive Task Analysis Approach for Usability Evaluation of Digital Libraries.
14: The Social Construction of Digital Library Technology.
15: Documenting the Untold Stories of Feminist Activists at Welfare Rights Initiative: A Digital Oral History Archive Project.
16: Creating an Online Image Database: Illustrating a Hands-On Approach to Experiential Learning.
17: Enterprise 2.0 in a Digital Library: Implementations and Outcomes.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.