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A Community-Driven Usability Evaluation: The Case of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region Digital LibraryDownload
This paper reports a usability evaluation study of the Digital Library North prototype that was conducted in May 2016. It proposes a culturally-aware and community-informed approach to the usability of digital libraries for Northern communities in Canada along with the emerging themes and the...
Digital Library North (DLN) is an ongoing project with the overarching goal of creating a digital library infrastructure for the north. In Canada’s North access to information has been limited by the geographic dispersion of the population, lack of high-speed communications infrastructure, and...
Digital libraries provide organized, inclusive and open access to quality information sources. They are multifaceted and complex structures that offer a wide range and variety of information resources and services and reduce spatial, temporal and access barriers. One of the key challenges...
End-user Interaction with Thesaurus-Enhanced Search Interfaces: an Evaluation of Search Term Selection for Query ExpansionDownload
A major challenge faced by end-users during the information search and retrieval process is the selection of search terms for query formulation and expansion. Thesauri are recognised as one source of search terms with the potential to assist users in the process of term selection. Research in...
Ethics, to Do or Not to Do?: Exploring Frameworks for Library and Information Ethics and Data EthicsDownload
This paper compares the 2012 International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions’ Code of Ethics for Librarians and Other Information Workers and the 2013 Data Science Association’s Data Science Code of Professional Conduct and discusses the disjuncture and related considerations...
This paper reports on the ways in which two national and two public digital libraries from four different countries (Canada, United States, Britain, Australia) have made use of metadata elements and social media features such as social tags and recommendations to support searching, browsing and...
The Digital Library North is being developed jointly by the Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre and the University of Alberta. The goal is to create a digital library that will meet the needs of the Inuvialuit people. The Inuivialuit people recognize three dialects of the Inuvialuktun language:...
Linked Data Meets Big Data: A Knowledge Oraganization Systems Perspective. The ASIS&T Special Interest Group on Classification Research (SIG/CR) WorkshopDownload
The objective of this paper is a) to provide a conceptualanalysis of the term big data and b) to introduce linked dataapplications such as SKOS-based knowledge organizationsystems as new tools for the analysis, organization, representation, visualization and access to big data.
This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the role of thesauri in search user interfaces across a range of information search and retrieval systems—from bibliographic and full-text databases to digital libraries, portals, open archives, and content management systems. It explores various...