Investigation of the awareness, Role and Future of Digital Libraries in an educational context
Elaine Maher, Pramod Pathak, Mary Cooke, National College Of Ireland, Ireland
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
This paper examines the use and application of Digital Libraries (DL) in an educational domain. In particular it takes a fresh and much needed look at a number of user related issues. Key issues addressed include quality of content offered by many DLs, as well as accessibility by non-IT users. The authors investigate how these reviews are carried out and how comparisons are made, along with the metrics used and how they are measured? A core component of this paper is to capture real life end-users experiences of using DLs, by visiting educational institutes and conducting survey-based research. The experience of the end user is evaluated and categorised against specific & clearly defined usability goals (i.e. easy to use? easy to remember?). Overall, the success of DLs will be assessed and how they weigh up compared to conventional means. Essentially, this paper investigates the awareness, the role and the future of DLs within an educational context.
Maher, E., Pathak, P. & Cooke, M. (2006). Investigation of the awareness, Role and Future of Digital Libraries in an educational context. In T. Reeves & S. Yamashita (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2006--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1674-1679). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 21, 2023 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/23954/.
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