Picture of a sphere with binary code

Making Strathclyde research discoverable to the world...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs. It exposes Strathclyde's world leading Open Access research to many of the world's leading resource discovery tools, and from there onto the screens of researchers around the world.

Explore Strathclyde Open Access research content

Revising digital library content in response to user requests

Dawson, A. (2006) Revising digital library content in response to user requests. Library Review, 55 (9). pp. 549-555. ISSN 0024-2535

[img] HTML (strathprints002291.htm)
strathprints002291.htm

Download (23kB)

Abstract

Purpose - This article uses real examples to show how issues such as authority, currency, preservation, sustainability and trust are inter-related and can be affected by user contributions to digital libraries. Methodology/approach - Several specific user requests to change digital library content are summarised, along with the relevant responses, to illustrate issues of library management and policy. Findings - The examples demonstrate the need to adopt consistent but flexible policies for content updating, so that conflicting principles or requests can be handled effectively. Originality/value - By illustrating the relationship between specific small-scale actions and significant long-term issues, the paper highlights the need for digital libraries to follow a holistic approach to content management, and to think globally while acting locally.