Experiences with developing a user-centered digital library

Kani-Zabihi, Elahe, Ghinea, Gheorghita and Chen, Sherry Y. (2012) Experiences with developing a user-centered digital library. In: Multimedia Storage and Retrieval Innovations for Digital Library Systems. IGI Global, London, UK, pp. 1-21. ISBN 9781466609006

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The purpose of this study was to find out whether users should be involved in the design stage of a Digital Library (DL). Hence an experiment has been undertaken to find out the level of user satisfaction with a user-centred DL (UDL) compared to a non-user-centred DL (NDL). In this experiment, the UDL prototype has been compared with the NDL prototype. The two prototypes were then evaluated by separate users with various Information Technology (IT) backgrounds. Results show that users’ task performance was better in the UDL version of the prototype.

Item Type: Book Section
Identifier: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0900-6.ch001
Subjects: Computing
Library and information sciences
Depositing User: Elahe Kani-Zabihi
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2015 18:28
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:18
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1414

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