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Evaluating the changes in knowledge and attitudes of digital library users

Madle, G; Kostkova, P; Mani-Saada, J; Weinberg, JR; (2003) Evaluating the changes in knowledge and attitudes of digital library users. In: Koch, T and Solvberg, IT, (eds.) Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. (pp. pp. 29-40). Springer Nature: Berlin, Germany. Green open access

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Abstract

Medical digital libraries are essentially life-critical applications providing timely access for professionals and the public to current medical knowledge and practice. This paper presents a new methodology for evaluating the impact of the knowledge within a medical digital library on users by testing their knowledge improvements and attitude changes. Using pre and post-use questionnaires we tested the impact of a small medical information website acting as an interface to the National electronic Library for Communicable Disease. The changes in user attitudes and the correlation with knowledge improvements observed indicate the potential for this methodology to be applied as a general evaluation technique of digital libraries and the impact of online information on user learning.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Evaluating the changes in knowledge and attitudes of digital library users
Event: 7th European Conference, ECDL 2003: International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries
Location: Trondheim, Norway
Dates: 17th-22th August 2003
ISBN-13: 978-3-540-40726-3
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-45175-4_4
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 Library, Knowledge Score, News Article, User Knowledge, News Item
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Inst for Risk and Disaster Reduction
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10084407
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