Digital art in digital libraries: eliciting the needs of users for scholarly information retrieval

Konstantelos, L. (2009) Digital art in digital libraries: eliciting the needs of users for scholarly information retrieval. Bulletin of IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries, 5(2),

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Abstract

This paper reports on an ongoing doctoral research project that aims to explore the retrieval of digital art in a Digital Library (DL) context, by assessing the information needs of Arts & Humanities scholars. Using Web Service technology, the findings will be instantiated in DL tools. In this paper, it is argued that the products of digital art are a source of learning and research in the disciplines of Arts & Humanities, provided they are systematically made accessible for long-term retrieval. The paper presents the research background and the objectives of the project, then sets off to demonstrate the user needs assessment methodology. The final section exhibits the contribution of the project to the broader Digital Library research field and offers pointers to further discussion on the subject.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Digital art, information retrieval, representation, user needs assessment, web services
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Konstantelos, Dr Leo
Authors: Konstantelos, L.
Subjects:Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Information Studies
Journal Name:Bulletin of IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries
ISSN (Online):1937-7266
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