Design guidelines and user-centred digital libraries

Theng, Yin Leng, Duncker, Elke, Mohd-Nasir, Norliza, Buchanan, George and Thimbleby, Harold (1999) Design guidelines and user-centred digital libraries. In: Research and advanced technology for digital libraries. Abiteboul, Serge and Vercoustre, Anne-Marie, eds. Lecture Notes in Computing (1696). Springer, pp. 167-183. ISBN 978-3-540-48155-3

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Abstract

As current digital libraries are becoming more complex, the facilities provided by them will increase and the difficulty of learning associated with the complexity of using these facilities will also increase. In order to produce usable and useful interactive ystems, designers need to ensure that good design features are incorporated into the systems, taking into consideration end-users’ needs and cultural backgrounds. We carried out a study toinvestigate useful design features digital libraries should have. The study provides insights on the usability impact of digital libraries for task completion and end-users’ perceived impressions on the effectiveness of the digital libraries. The results also suggest
that there is little provision on the interface to cater to end-users’ browsing and inter-cultural needs. Hence, this paper also discusses design guidelines for the design of user-centred digital libraries.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 16885
Depositing User: Elke Duncker-Gassen
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2015 10:37
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:35
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/16885

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