Final doctoral research paper presented at JCDL 2005 Inaugural Doctoral Consortium, 7 June 2005, Denver, Colorado, USA.
This dissertation will study the interaction between frequent users and the digital libraries
they regularly visit, specifically to gain a greater understanding of the factors which
underly users’ decision-making with regard to the storage of digital library items in their
private information collections. An important component of this will be the development
of meaningful insights into prevailing user perceptions of the digital library collection
within the user work space, and how such perceptions influence and govern the treatment
of the items found within the digital library.
This dissertation will contribute to the advancement of our understanding of user
perceptions and utilization of digital libraries, especially as such relate to their own
personal collections. The knowledge generated by this dissertation will help to shape and
influence the development of more effective and more responsive digital library design in
the years ahead.
School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA
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user perceptions of digital libraries
digital library designs
Digital Libraries & Desktops: How Users View & Use Digital Libraries in Relation to their Own Private Collections
Finneran, Christina. "Digital Libraries & Desktops: How Users View & Use Digital Libraries in Relation to their Own Private Collections." (2005) https://hdl.handle.net/1911/5105.