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ERIC Number: ED501731
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 395
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 1-59140-441-X
Design and Usability of Digital Libraries: Case Studies in the Asia Pacific
Theng, Yin-Leng, Ed.; Foo, Schubert, Ed.
Information Science Publishing
This book showcases some of the best digital library practices from organizations in the Asia Pacific. Particular emphasis has been placed on the design, use and usability of digital libraries. Not only are digital libraries examined, but related technologies, the management of knowledge in digital libraries, and the associated usability and social issues surrounding digital libraries are all examined. The book will benefit practitioners, researchers, educators and policymakers from a variety of disciplines. In particular developers/designers of digital libraries, librarians, users and researchers will all find this collection of case studies a valuable tool to understanding digital libraries. Following a preface by the editors, this book contains 20 chapters: (1) Survey and History of Digital Library Development in the Asia Pacific (Hsinchun Chen and Yilu Zhou); (2) Design Architecture: An Introduction and Overview (Edward Fox, Hussein Suleman, Ramesh Gaur, and Devika Madalli); (3) Development of Indonesia's National Digital Library Network (Ismail Fahmi); (4) Dynamic Metadata Management System for Digital Archives: Design and Construction (Shien-Chiang Yu, Hsueh-Hua Chen, and Chao-Chen Chen); (5) Information Filtering and Personalisation Service (Chunxiao Xing, Chun Zeng, Zhiqiang Zhang, and Lizhu Zhou); (6) Implementation of Next Generation Digital Libraries (Ee-Peng Lim and San-Yih Hwang); (7) Using Multi-Document Summarisation to Facilitate Semi-Structured Literature Retrieval: A Case Study in Consumer Healthcare (Min-Yen Kan); (8) KEA: Practical Automatic Keyphrase Extraction (Ian Witten, Gordon Paynter, Eibe Frank, Carl Gutwin, and Craig Nevill-Manning); (9) Cross-Lingual Information Retrieval: The Challenge in Multilingual Digital Libraries (Christopher Yang and Kar Wing Li); (10) Evolving Tool Support for Digital Librarians (David Nichols, David Bainbridge, Sally Jo Cunningham, John Thompson, Stefan Boddie, Ian Witten, Gary Marsden, and Dynal Patel); (11) Digital Libraries and Society: New Perspectives on Information Dissemination (Ian Witten); (12) Sharing Digital Knowledge with End-Users : A Case Study of the International Rice Research Institute Library and Documentation Service in Philippines (Mila Ramos); (13) Multimedia Digital Library as Intellectual Property (Hideyasu Sasaki and Yasushi Kiyoki); (14) Digital Libraries as Learning Environments For Youths (Natalie Lee-San Pang); (15) Usability of Digital Libraries in a Multicultural Environment (Christine Borgman and Edie Rasmussen); (16) Cross-Cultural Design and Usability of a Digital Library Supporting Access to Maori Cultural Heritage Resources (Chern Li Liew); (17) From GeogDL to PAPER: The Evolution of an Educational Digital Library (Dion Hoe-Lian Goh, Yin-Leng Theng, and Ee-Peng Lim); (18) Designing a Music Digital Library: Discovering What People Really Want (David Bainbridge, Sally Jo Cunningham, John McPherson, Stephen Downie, and Nina Reeves); (19) Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluations of the Singapore National Library's Digital Library (Yin-Leng Theng, Mei-Yee Chan, Ai-Ling Khoo, and Raju Buddharaju); and (20) A Snapshot of Digital Library Development: The Way Forward in the Asia Pacific (Schubert Foo and Yin-Leng Theng). Appended are sources of further information. Includes an index
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners; Researchers; Policymakers
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia