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The current information landscape has created new opportunities for digital libraries to assist with important scholarly functions outside of simple search and discovery. Digital collections must become a community space for use and reuse of digital objects, a space that helps make connections between information types and sources, and provide opportunities for others to build services upon. The author examines how improved interface design might provide users with options outside of simple text-based searching to aid their research and accomplish scholarly objectives as defined by John Unsworth. This paper explores ways of designing interfaces to facilitate these functions while examining and assessing current digital library implementations and software tools to help support the central ideas proposed within.
|Keywords:||Interfaces, Digital Collections, Digital Libraries|
The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society: Annual Review, Volume 10, pp.1-13. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 815.331KB).
Digital Projects Librarian, Special Resources, University Library, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada