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Accessing and Using Digital Libraries in Art History

Kamposiori, C; Warwick, C; Mahony, S; (2018) Accessing and Using Digital Libraries in Art History. In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Research and Education in Urban History in the Age of Digital Libraries Conference on Digital Encounters with Cultural Heritage UHDL 2017, DECH 2017. (pp. pp. 83-101). Springer, Cham: Dresden, Germany.

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Abstract

Over the past decades, the increase in the use of digital resources and the growth of research conducted in digital environments has transformed academic scholarship. The goal of this paper is to highlight the importance of understanding user behavior and needs for building digital libraries and resources that have a positive effect on the whole scholarly workflow. For this purpose, the art historical discipline will be used as a case study; by employing an ethnographic approach to the study of scholarly habits, we managed to uncover the requirements that scholars in the field have in terms of accessing and using digital libraries. The complex information behavior of art historians as well as the challenges they often face when interacting with digital resources make them a great example to demonstrate the impact that digital libraries and archives can have on the research process.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Accessing and Using Digital Libraries in Art History
Event: Workshop on Research and Education in Urban History in the Age of Digital Libraries Conference on Digital Encounters with Cultural Heritage UHDL 2017, DECH 2017
ISBN-13: 9783319769912
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-76992-9_6
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76992-9_6
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Digital libraries, Digital resources, Information behavior, Art history, Access, User requirements, Research Teaching
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of Information Studies
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10058287
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