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 (41 chapters)

Table of contents (41 chapters)
  • Evaluating Electronic Textbooks: A Methodology

    Wilson, Ruth (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Search Behavior in a Research-Oriented Digital Library

    Mahoui, Malika (et al.)

    Pages 13-24

  • A Combined Phrase and Thesaurus Browser for Large Document Collections

    Paynter, Gordon W. (et al.)

    Pages 25-36

  • Customizable Retrieval Functions Based on User Tasks in the Cultural Heritage Domain

    Brocks, Holger (et al.)

    Pages 37-48

  • Digital Watermark

    Mehrabi, Hamid Reza

    Pages 49-58

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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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