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The DiSCmap project: overview and first results

Birrell, Duncan and Dobreva, Milena and Dunsire, Gordon and Griffiths, Jillian and Hartley, Richard and Menzies, Kathleen (2009) The DiSCmap project: overview and first results. In: Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, LNCS. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5714 . Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, Berlin/Heidelberg, pp. 408-411. ISBN 978-3-642-04345-1

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    Abstract

    Traditionally, digitisation of cultural and scientific heritage material for use by the scholarly community has been led by supply rather than demand. The DiSCmap project commissioned by JISC in 2008, aimed to study what refocussing of digitisation efforts will suit best the users of digitised materials, especially in the context of the research and teaching in the higher education institutions in the UK. The paper presents some of its initial outcomes based on quantitative and qualitative analysis of 945 special collections nominated for digitisation by intermediary users (librarians, archivist and museum curators), as well as end users' study involving a combination of online survey, focus groups and in-depth interviews. The criteria for prioritising digitisation advanced by intermediaries and end users were analysed and cross-mapped to a range of existing digitisation frameworks. A user-driven prioritisation framework which synthesises the findings of the project is presented.

    Item type: Book Section
    ID code: 13174
    Keywords: selection, appraisal, user-defined criteria, digitization, special collections, digitisation
    Subjects: Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Library Science. Information Science
    Department: Professional Services > Information Services
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    Depositing user: Dr Milena Dobreva
    Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2009 11:44
    Last modified: 31 Jul 2013 01:07
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/13174

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