Ngimwa, Pauline; Adams, Anne and Underwood, Josh
Collaborative ownership in cross-cultural educational digital library design.
In: 13th European Conference on Digital Libraries, ECDL 2009, 27 September- 2 October , 2009, Corfu, Greece.
This paper details research into building a Collaborative Educational Resource Design model by investigating two contrasting Kenyan / UK design case-studies and an evaluation of end-users and designers’ perceptions of digital libraries and their usage patterns. The two case-studies compared are; case study 1 based on formal learning in an African university digital library. Case study 2 is centered on informal learning in an ongoing rural community digital library system which has a collaborative design model that is being designed, developed and reviewed within the UK and Africa. A small scale in-depth evaluation was done with 21 participants in case-study 1 but related to and with implications for the second case-study. In-depth user issues of access, ownership, control and collaboration are detailed and reviewed in relation to design implications. Adams & Blandford’s ‘information journey’ framework is used to evaluate high-level design effects on usage patterns. Digital library design support roles and cultural issues are discussed further.
||2009 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
|Project Funding Details:
|Funded Project Name||Project ID||Funding Body|
|Not Set||Not Set||The Open University CREET scholarship|
||Published in Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries: 13th European Conference, ECDL 2009, Corfu, Greece, September 27 - October 2, 2009, Proceedings, edited by Maristella Agosti, José Borbinha, Sarantos Kapidakis, Christos Papatheodorou and Giannis Tsakonas, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2009, Volume 5714/2009, pp 239-249
||digital library design; educational digital libraries; African context of use; cross-cultural usability
||Institute of Educational Technology
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:
||Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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