As the information environment becomes increasingly electronic, digital libraries have proliferated, but the focus has often been on innovations in technology and not the user. Although user needs have become a popular concept, in practice the users are rarely consulted in the development of services. Research and analysis of users is essential to fine-tune the content and approach of digital libraries to the diverging requirements and expectations of incredibly varied communities and to ensure libraries are effective, accessible and sustainable in the long term.
|Title of host publication||User Studies for Digital Library Development|
|Editors||Milena Dobreva, Andy O'Dwyer, Pierluigi Feliciati|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- mobile devices
- mobile technologies