Evolving a Digital Library Environment to the Changing Needs of its Users


Carr, Leslie, Miles-Board, Timothy, Wills, Gary, Power, Guillermo, Bailey, Christopher, Hall, Wendy and Grange, Simon (2004) Evolving a Digital Library Environment to the Changing Needs of its Users At Healthcare Digital Libraries Workshop 2004 (HDL 2004), United Kingdom.

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A digital archive, together with its users and its contents, does not exist in is olation - there is a cycle of activities which provides the context for the archi ve's existence. In arguing for the broadening of the traditional view of digital libraries as merely collections towards the processes of collecting and deploying , we have developed an ``extended'' digital library environment for orthopaedic s urgeons which bridges the gap between the undertaking of experimental work and th e dissemination of its results through electronic publication. However, in embrac ing such an approach, we must also consider that the archive should be able to ev olve in accordance with the changing needs of its users --- we cannot predict in advance the myriad different types of experiment that future users will want to c arry out. This paper therefore discusses our recent efforts in addressing this is sue through the implementation of a user-oriented Template Generation Toolkit.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Event Dates: 16th September
Venue - Dates: Healthcare Digital Libraries Workshop 2004 (HDL 2004), United Kingdom, 2004-09-16
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronic & Software Systems
ePrint ID: 259846
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Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2004
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2017 13:58
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/259846

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