University of Borås

Borås Academic Digital Archive (BADA) >
Studentuppsatser & examensarbeten / Student Papers >
Institutionen Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap / Swedish School of Library and Information Science >
Magisteruppsatser (BHS) >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
01-71.pdf359.55 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
Title: Relationen mellan utformningen av digitala bibliotek och användarnas behov. En intervjustudie vid Göteborgs universitets digitala bibliotek.
Other Titles: The relation between the construction of a digital library and user needs. An interview study at the Gothenburg University Digital Library.
Authors: Sokol, Lidia
Department: Högskolan i Borås/Institutionen Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap (BHS)
Issue Date: 2001
Series/Report no.: Magisteruppsats
Publisher: University College of Borås. Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS)
Keywords: biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
library and information science
Abstract: The aim of this thesis is to define digital library, and to investigate a relation between the construction of a digital library and user needs. The main questions to be answered are: 1 What criteria was used when constructing a digital library, particularly concerning issues like purpose, function, design, supply, services, resources and future development of the digital library? 2 How do the digital library system designers and system builders criteria correspond with those of postgraduate researchers? And what factors affect the use? A digital library is an enterprise that gives access to information stored digitally and directly available on the net. The crucial is that the enterprise has a control over collection of information and responsibility to make it available to a defined group of users. In order to investigate the relation between the construction of the digital library and user needs, I have interviewed five key people involved with the work with the digital library and twenty postgraduate researchers from the Gothenburg University. The study shows that supply, field of research, individual user needs and work habits, together with the financial resources of a specific university department are factors that strongly effect the degree of user satisfaction among the postgraduates. The system constructors and many users had slightly different opinion regarding the design, supply, information search and retrieval. Some users want more user-friendly systems, especially regarding function, design and information supply. The system constructors see the need but have little influence over e.g. suppliers. The system builders find out about user needs in a number of ways and meet the various requests of the users.
ISSN: 1404-0891
Appears in Collections:Magisteruppsatser (BHS)

SFX Query

All items in Borås Academic Digital Archive are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.


DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  The DSpace Foundation