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This work continues the 1st DELOS Network of Excellence Working Group on Evaluation (2000-2002).

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This is an ongoing list of links about the evaluation of the digital libraries.

Access 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.

CREE 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.

Project Counter
"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.

DELOS 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.

Digital library evaluation workshop: a one-day workshop at ECDL 2003
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 their evaluation.

DLESE: 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".

EULER evaluation: a study in search engine usability

Moving 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.

NSF 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).

Thinking 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).

VRD 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.

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