Features of uniqueness
a. It deals with practical and theoretical issues on digital libraries development and evaluation. The book structure and the methodology for the presentation of its content is articulated on the main evaluation issues: who, what and how. This approach is quite innovative and integrated, since it covers all the practical and theoretical issues on digital library evaluation.
b. It is multi-disciplinary due to its nature. The book makes explicit the views and perspectives of several known researchers and digital library developers, librarians, curators, information and computer scientists, who focus on a variety of scientific domains such as information retrieval, human computer interaction, information seeking and user behavior analysis, organizational and managerial theories and practices, etc. Moreover interesting case studies will be presented aiming to make the book a useful handbook for a large audience.
c. As evaluation domain focuses on the digital libraries improvement, the book aims to present a new user-centered perception on the development of digital libraries, based on the collection and analysis of user requirements. In this framework distinguished digital library researchers and practitioners present systematically powerful methods, techniques and practices ensuring the development of useful and usable digital libraries.
ON THE FRAMEWORK FOR DIGITAL LIBRARY EVALUATION
Section 1: To whom it might concern
Chapter 1: METRICS IN LIBRARIES AND EXPECTATIONS FOR THE
EVALUATION OF DIGITAL LIBRARIES
Chapter 2: AN AGENCY PERSPECTIVE ON DIGITAL LIBRARY EVALUATION
Section 2: What to evaluate
Chapter 4: USERS AND DIGITAL LIBRARIES: AN INSIGHTFUL STORY
Chapter 5: TOWARDS AN EVALUATION INFRASTRUCTURE FOR DL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
Section 3: Behind the evaluation curtain
THE PUSHMEPULLYOU OF DESIGN AND EVALUATION
Chapter 8: EXTENDING BORDERS: OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT IN THE ERA OF DIGITAL
Chapter 9: DIGITAL LIBRARY SERVICE QUALITY: WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
Section 4: How to evaluateChapter 10: PLANNING DIGITAL LIBRARY EVALUATION WITH LOGIC MODELS
by Michael Khooand Sarah Giersch
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Last Update: December, 2009