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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

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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.

Item type: Article
ID code: 2291
Keywords: information management, collection policies, digital libraries, sustainability, GDL, Electronic information resources, Library and Information Sciences
Subjects: Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Information resources > Electronic information resources
Department: Professional Services > Information Services
Depositing user: Alan Dawson
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2006
Last modified: 21 May 2015 09:06
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/2291

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