Digital Library Use: Social Practice in Design and Evaluation / Edition 1

Digital Library Use: Social Practice in Design and Evaluation / Edition 1

by Ann Peterson-Kemp
     
 

Viewing digital libraries as sociotechnical systems, networks of people and technology interacting with society.See more details below

Overview

Viewing digital libraries as sociotechnical systems, networks of people and technology interacting with society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262025447
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
08/04/2000
Series:
Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
1Introduction: Digital Libraries as Sociotechnical Systems1
2Documents and Libraries: A Sociotechnical Perspective25
3Finding the Boundaries of the Library without Walls43
4An Ecological Perspective on Digital Libraries65
5Designing Digital Libraries for Usability85
6The People in Digital Libraries: Multifaceted Approaches to Assessing Needs and Impact119
7Participatory Action Research and Digital Libraries: Reframing Evaluation161
8Colliding with the Real World: Heresies and Unexplored Questions about Audience, Economics, and Control of Digital Libraries191
9Information and Institutional Change: The Case of Digital Libraries219
10Transparency beyond the Individual Level of Scale: Convergence between Information Artifacts and Communities of Practice241
11Digital Libraries and Collaborative Knowledge Construction271
12The Flora of North America Project: Making the Case [Study] for Social Realist Theory297
List of Contributors329
Index335

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