Designing digital library resources for users in sparse, unbounded social networks.

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Butterworth, R. 2006. Designing digital library resources for users in sparse, unbounded social networks. in: 10th European Conference European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL 2006), Alicante, Spain. Proceedings. Heidelberg. Springer Berlin.
Chapter titleDesigning digital library resources for users in sparse, unbounded social networks.
AuthorsButterworth, R.
Abstract

This paper presents evidence that communities of digital library users may be best described as ‘sparse, ill-defined' social networks, and argues that many of the digital library projects and systems described in the literature make the (possibly incorrect) assumption that their user populations are dense, well defined populations. This paper is unique in applying concepts from the field of social network analysis to issues in digital library design, and has opened up the possibility of a new approach to the analysing the users of digital library systems.

Book title10th European Conference European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL 2006), Alicante, Spain. Proceedings.
PublisherSpringer Berlin
Place of publicationHeidelberg.
ISBN
Hardcover978-3-540-44636-1
Publication dates
Print04 Sep 2006
Publication process dates
Deposited14 Oct 2008
Output statusPublished
Web address (URL)http://www.springerlink.com/content/m2124h2501417602/
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/11863878_16
LanguageEnglish
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