This is an ongoing list of links about the evaluation
of the digital libraries.
2000: Final report to the library
This is the final report of Access 2000 project team.
Access 2000 was a project of the University of Arizona
Library, concerning the evaluation of the usability of
library website and electronic resources.
Contextual Resource Evaluation Environment
The Contextual Resource Evaluation Environment (CREE)
is a project arising from the Joint Information Systems
Committee Portals: Investigations into User Requirements
invitation to tender. CREE aims to assess, test and document
user requirements for Internet-based search tools both
through their native interfaces and embedded within portal
and non-portal environments in a broad range of user contexts,
to investigate and document generic aspects of adapting
a range of existing search tools and toolkits and to investigate
in detail, test and document the practical integration
of these tools with reference portal implementations.
"The use of online information resources is growing
exponentially. It is widely agreed by producers and purchasers
of information that the use of these resources should
be measured in a more consistent way. Librarians want
to understand better how the information they buy from
a variety of sources is being used; publishers want to
know how the information products they disseminate are
being accessed. An essential requirement to meet these
objectives is an agreed international Code of Practice
governing the recording and exchange of online usage data.
COUNTER has developed just such a Code of Practice."
Excerpt from webpage statement.
workshop on evaluation of digital libraries: testbeds,
measurements, and metrics
This is the website of the fourth workshop of the former
DELOS Network of Excellence, which run from June 6th through
June 7th 2002 in Budapest, Hungary, and examined issues
related to evaluation of digital libraries. The workshop
brought together many researchers from different fields,
such as libraries, publishers, computer science, content
providers, user communities etc., who exchanged their
ideas and thoughts about digital library evaluation.
library evaluation workshop: a one-day workshop at ECDL
This workshop developed an international dialogue on metrics,
testbeds, and processes for digital library evaluation
that had been coordinated by the National Science Foundation
in the US, and the DELOS Network of Excellence for Digital
Libraries in the EU. The workshop was not a tutorial,
however, and assumed a basic understanding of digital
libraries and the tools and techniques appropriate for
Evaluation projects in library development
A webpage with the current activities of DLESE (Digital
Library for Earth System Education) on evaluation. The
team's efforts "focus on producing tools and methods
for evaluating the development of the DLESE community
and its library collections and services, and providing
evaluation resources and services for educators, researchers,
and resource developers".
evaluation: a study in search engine usability
image collection evaluation: research background: human
information behavior in digital libraries
A collection of resources on human information behavior
in digital libraries. This collection is compiled by Ying
Zhang for the Moving Image Collection (MIC) evaluation
team. MIC is an integrated online catalog of moving images
distributed in various organizations in the United States.
Post Digital Library Future Workshop
A list of papers presented in the NSF Post Digital Library
Future Workshop (June 15 - 17, 2003 Wequassett Inn, Cape
Cod Chatham, Massachusetts, USA).
beyond digital libraries: designing the information strategy
for the next decade
Presentations from the recent 7th International Bielefeld
Conference, held in Germany at the Bielefeld University
Library (3-5 February 2004).
2004 Online Proceedings (virtual reference desk 2004)
The VRD 2004 Online Proceedings offers presentations,
handouts, models, papers, and other materials presented
at the VRD 2004 Digital Reference Conference in Cincinnatie,
OH, on November 8-9, 2004. In the conference there was
a section (Part 3: Evaluation & Standards) on the
digital reference services.