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An Evaluation based on the Digital Library user: An Experience with Greenstone Software

Por fin se ha publicado, tras revisiones y esperas, nuestro trabajo Tramullas, J.,  Sánchez Casabón, A. y Garrido Picazo, P. An Evaluation based on the Digital Library user: An Experience with Greenstone Software. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 73,  Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Integrated Information (IC-ININFO 2012), 2013, 167–174.

Abstract: Digital libraries are a product of digital information aimed at satisfying users’ information needs, through collections of documents to which value added services are provided. To ensure the correct functioning of digital libraries and the services they provide it is essential to adequately include an understanding of the needs of users and their behavior in the design and creation processes. The evaluation of digital libraries has benefited from an effort to establish theoretical frameworks. The model that is proposed is based on techniques centered on the user. The focus is on defining the structure of the analysis, establishing evaluation levels and criteria, and verifying these through an evaluation process, carried out by a group of end users. The user activity identified, and which was the subject of the study, is the process of creating, enriching and configuring a collection for a digital library. A basic evaluation instrument was designed, which combined closed and guided questionnaires with the collection and study of individual opinions of users in the test groups. The results obtained made it possible to confirm that the instrument has produced valid results. The weaknesses and problems inherent in the tool, and the tool’s deficiencies which must be corrected, were identified.

Keywords: Digital libraries, evaluation,user-centered methods,Greenstone

An evaluation based on the digital library user

Presentamos en el 2nd International Conference on Integrated Information IC-ININFO 2012 el paper Tramullas, J., Sánchez-Casabón, A., y Garrido-Picazo P.: An evaluation based on the digital library user: an experience with Greenstone software.

Abstract: Digital libraries are a product of digital information aimed at satisfying users’ information needs, through collections of documents to which value added services are provided. To ensure the correct functioning of digital libraries and the services they provide it is essential to adequately include an understanding of the needs of users and their behavior in the design and creation processes. The evaluation of digital libraries has benefited from an effort to establish theoretical frameworks. Examples of this are the proposals formulated by DELOS network, or by the quality evaluation model 5SQual. The model that is proposed in this paper is based on techniques centered on the user. The focus is on defining the structure of the analysis, establishing evaluation levels and criteria, and verifying these through an evaluation process, carried out by a group of end users. The user activity identified, and which was the subject of the study, is the process of creating, enriching and configuring a collection for a digital library. The model was validated using the Greenstone tool as the test object. A basic evaluation instrument was designed, which combined closed and guided questionnaires with the study of individual opinions of users in the test groups. The results obtained made it possible to confirm that the instrument has produced valid results. The weaknesses and problems inherent in the tool, and the tool’s deficiencies which must be corrected, were identified.

Keywords: digital libraries, evaluation, user-centered methods, Greenstone.

Evaluación centrada en el usuario de herramientas de creación de bibliotecas digitales: Greenstone

Hoy presentamos en el II Congreso Español de Recuperación de Información CERI 2012 el trabajo Evaluación centrada en el usuario de herramientas de creación de bibliotecas digitales: Greenstone, desarrollado por J. Tramullas, Ana I. Sánchez Casabón y Piedad Garrido Picazo.

Resumen: La evaluación de bibliotecas digitales se ha desarrollado sobre estudios de usuario, que valoran diferentes aspectos del producto, en especial la usabilidad de la interfaz de usuario. Este trabajo amplía el campo de evaluación a los procesos de creación y desarrollo de la colección digital, mediante un modelo basado en técnicas centradas en el usuario. Para la validación del modelo propuesto se somete a prueba la herramienta Greenstone.

Palabras clave:  bibliotecas digitales, evaluación, gestión de colecciones, métodos centrados en el usuario.

Abstract: User studies has been developed on the evaluation of digital libraries, assessing different aspects of the product, especially the usability of the user interface. This work extents the field of evaluation processes on the creation and development of the digital collection, using a model based on user-centered techniques. The proposed model is tested on the digital library software tool Greenstone.

Keywords: digital libraries, evaluation, collection management, user-centered methods.

Software libre y web 2.0 para gestión de información

Me encuentro en Valsaín (Segovia), en el Centro Nacional de Educación Ambiental, CENEAM, para impartir una sesión formativa dedicada a Software libre y web 2.0 para gestión de información, en el marco del curso sobre Información y Documentación Ambiental que se imparte del 25 al 28 de octubre de 2010. Un sitio precioso que merece la pena visitar.

Desarrollo de sistemas de documentos digitales

El lunes 4 de octubre impartí para la Asociación de Bibliotecólogos del Uruguay un seminario de 6 horas sobre el desarrollo de colecciones de documentos digitales usando los gestores específicos para ello, como Omeka o Resourcespace.

Aplicaciones para recursos de información digital

Exactamente a la hora de publicar esta entrada comienzo la docencia del curso universitario 2010-2011. En este curso voy a impartir una asignatura obligatoria de tercer curso del Grado en Información y Documentación que se imparte en la Univ. de Zaragoza, titulada Aplicaciones para Recursos de Información Digital. Ahí es nada. El objetivo de la misma es que lso estudiantes conozcan las principales herramientas para implementar recursos de información digital especializados, como bibliotecas digitales, repositorios, colecciones de documentos o recopilaciones de recursos, y sepan sobrevivir al proceloso mundo de los blogs, los wikis o los gestores de contenidos web.

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