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Formalising an understanding of user-system misfits

Blandford, A; Green, TRG; Connell, I; (2005) Formalising an understanding of user-system misfits. In: Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. (pp. 253 - 270). Springer Berlin Heidelberg: Germany. Green open access


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This paper studies the challenge of representing aggregate works such as encyclopaedia, collected poems and journals in digital libraries. Reflecting on materials used by humanities academics, it demonstrates the complex range of aggregate types and the problems of representing this heterogeneity in the digital library interface. We demonstrate that aggregates are complex and pervasive, challenge many common assumptions and confuse the boundaries between organisational levels within the library. The challenge is amplified by concrete examples.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Formalising an understanding of user-system misfits
Event: 10th European Conference, ECDL 2006, Alicante, Spain, September 17-22, 2006
ISBN-13: 9783540446361
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/11863878_61
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11863878_61
Language: English
Additional information: The original publication is available online at www.springerlink.com
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/98443
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