Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

5th European Conference, ECDL 2001, Darmstadt, Germany, September 4-9, 2001. Proceedings

Editors: Constantopoulos, Panos, Solvberg, Ingeborg T. (Eds.)

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Digital libraries (DLs) are major advances in information technology that frequently fall short of expectations [7, 28]. Covi & Kling [7] argue that understanding the wider context of technology use is essential to understanding digital library use and its - plementation in different social worlds. Recent health informatics research also - gues that social and organisational factors can determine the success or failure of healthcare IT developments [8, 11, 12]. Heathfield [11] suggests that this is due to the complex, autonomous nature of the medical discipline and the specialized (clinician or software engineer) approach to system development. Negative reactions to these systems is often due to inappropriate system design and poor implementation. H- ever, there may be other less obvious social and political repercussions of information system design and deployment. Symon et al [26] have identified, within a hospital scenario, how social structures and work practices can be disrupted by technology implementation. Although these systems often deal with sensitive, personal infor- tion, other system design research has found that apparently innocuous data can be perceived as a threat to social and political stability [1,2,3]. To understand the impact of DLs within the medical profession, an in-depth evaluation is required of the int- duction and later development of these applications within their specific social and organisational settings. However, as Covi & Kling [7] have highlighted, there are few high-level theories that aid designers in understanding the implication of these issues for DL design and implementation.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Evaluating Electronic Textbooks: A Methodology

    Ruth Wilson, Monica Landoni

    Pages 1-12

  • Search Behavior in a Research-Oriented Digital Library

    Malika Mahoui, Sally Jo Cunningham

    Pages 13-24

  • Using Copy-Detection and Text Comparison Algorithms for Cross-Referencing Multiple Editions of Literary Works

    Arkady Zaslavsky, Alejandro Bia, Krisztian Monostori

    Pages 103-114

  • Disambiguating Geographic Names in a Historical Digital Library

    David A. Smith, Gregory Crane

    Pages 127-136

  • Digital Libraries: A Generic Classification and Evaluation Scheme

    Norbert Fuhr, Preben Hansen, Michael Mabe, et al.

    Pages 187-199

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries
Book Subtitle
5th European Conference, ECDL 2001, Darmstadt, Germany, September 4-9, 2001. Proceedings
Editors
  • Panos Constantopoulos
  • Ingeborg T. Solvberg
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series Volume
2163
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-44796-2
DOI
10.1007/3-540-44796-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-42537-3
Series ISSN
0302-9743
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 462
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