MEDLIS: model for evaluation of digital libraries and information services

Chowdhury, G., McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2008) MEDLIS: model for evaluation of digital libraries and information services. World Digital Libraries, 1(1), pp. 35-46.

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Abstract

The review of literature revealed that there is no uniform model or framework for evaluation of digital libraries. A generic model for evaluation of digital libraries and information services, called MEDLIS, is discussed in this paper. It proposes a generic framework for evaluation of digital libraries, which takes into account a number of pertinent issues related to a digital library service including the usage and usability issues, users' as well as service providers' perspectives, and most importantly, the business model of the concerned digital library. A multi-method evaluation strategy is proposed, which can be used for evaluation of any type of digital library.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:MEDLIS, information services, digital libraries, evaluation model.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McMenemy, Dr David
Authors: Chowdhury, G., McMenemy, D., and Poulter, A.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Information Studies
Journal Name:World Digital Libraries
Publisher:IOS Press
ISSN:0974-567X

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