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Title Evaluating and measuring the value, use and impact of digital collections / edited by Lorna M. Hughes.
Published London : Facet Publishing, 2012.
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 Floor4  ZA4080.5 .E93 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xvii, 181 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : the value, use and impact of digital collections / Lorna M. Hughes -- The digital library / Andrew Prescott -- The digital museum / Claire Hudson -- The digital archive / Gillian Oliver -- A strategic approach to the understanding and evaluation of impact / Ben Showers -- User needs in digitization / Milena Dobreva, Andy O'Dwyer and Leo Konstantelos -- Measuring impact and use : scholarly information-seeking behavior / Claire Ross, Melissa Terras and Vera Motyckova -- The value and impact of digitized resources for learning, teaching, research and enjoyment / Simon Tanner -- Using ICT methods and tools in arts and humanities research / Lorna M. Hughes -- Creating a research data infrastructure : policy and practicalities / Ann Borda and Lyle Winton -- Improving sustainability of publicly funded digital resources / David Robey.
Summary "A huge investment has been made in digitizing scholarly and cultural heritage materials through initiatives based in museums, libraries and archives, as well as higher education institutions. The 'Digital Economy' is an important component of institutional planning, and much attention is given to the investment in digital projects and programmes. However, few initiatives have examined the actual use, value and impact of digital collections, and the role of digital collections in the changing information environment. As the creative, cultural and educational sector faces a period of restricted funding, it is timely to re-examine the use of the digital collections that have been created in the past twenty years, and to consider their value to the institutions that host them and to the communities of users they serve"--Publisher.
Subject Digital libraries -- Evaluation.
Digital libraries -- Collection development.
Electronic information resources -- Use studies.
Related Names Hughes, Lorna M.
ISBN 1856047202 (pbk.)
9781856047203 (pbk.)
OCLC number 770181855