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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 isolation - there is a cycle of activities which provides the context for the archive'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 surgeons which bridges the gap between the undertaking of experimental work and the dissemination of its results through electronic publication. However, in embracing such an approach, we must also consider that the archive should be able to evolve 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 carry out. This paper therefore discusses our recent efforts in addressing this is sue through the implementation of a user-oriented Template Generation Toolkit.

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Published date: 2004
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


Local EPrints ID: 259846
PURE UUID: 1db3e53e-5cdb-4039-bce0-8009484dbce7
ORCID for Leslie Carr: ORCID iD
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD
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Date deposited: 26 Aug 2004
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:19

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Author: Leslie Carr ORCID iD
Author: Timothy Miles-Board
Author: Gary Wills ORCID iD
Author: Guillermo Power
Author: Christopher Bailey
Author: Wendy Hall ORCID iD
Author: Simon Grange

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