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Digital Library Evaluation as Participative Inquiry

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Title: Digital Library Evaluation as Participative Inquiry
Author(s): Bishop, Ann Peterson; Bruce, Bertram C.
Subject(s): Participatory inquiry Digital libraries Evaluation
Abstract: What particular issues arise in digital library research when intended users are on the wrong side of socioeconomic, information, and digital divides? How can digital library evaluation account more fully for the practices and consequences of use for marginalized members of society, such as the poor and people of color? The evaluation of information technology, generally, is too often characterized by features that are especially detrimental to those outside the social mainstream: it relies on external standards of expertise; treats users as subjects or objects of the evaluation; and pays only indirect attention to social outcomes associated with both evaluation practices and digital library use.
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries
Citation Info: Bishop, Ann P., & Bruce, Bertram C. (2002). Digital library evaluation as participative inquiry. Proceedings of the Fourth DELOS workshop on evaluation of digital Libraries: Testbeds, measurements and metrics. Budapest: DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries.
Genre: Book ChapterConference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed: is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS: 2009-08-06

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