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An evaluation study of a digital library of ideas : Workflow Model and classroom use

Grierson, Hilary and Wodehouse, Andrew and Breslin, Caroline and Ion, William and Nicol, David and Juster, Neal (2008) An evaluation study of a digital library of ideas : Workflow Model and classroom use. International Journal on Digital Libraries, 9 (1). pp. 29-39. ISSN 1432-5012

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Abstract

The Department of Design Manufacturing and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, has been developing a digital library to support design engineering student learning through the Digital Libraries for Global Distributed Innovative Design Education and Teamwork project (http://www.didet.ac.uk, December, 2007). Previous related studies have observed and analysed how students search for, store, structure and share design engineering information (Grierson et al. in paper presented at the Network Learning Conference, pp. 572-579, 2004; Nicol et al. in Open Learning 20(1):31-49, 2005) and these studies have identified the need for the design and development of a digital library with two system components, which best suit the design process: (i) an informal shared workspace; the 'LauLima' Learning Environment and (ii) a repository of more formal searchable and browsable design information; the 'LauLima' Digital Library (McGill et al. in Br. J. Educ. Technol. 36(4):629-642, 2005). This paper focuses on the Workflow Model developed to populate the digital library and presents findings from early use of the digital library by students and staff.