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From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 07:24:43 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 249.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 07:07:46 +0100
         From: JoDI Announcements <jodi_at_ecs.soton.ac.uk>
         Subject: JoDI (V5i3): Digital Libraries and User Needs

Journal of Digital Information announces
A SPECIAL ISSUE on Digital Libraries and User Needs: Negotiating the Future
(Volume 5, issue 3, September 2004)
Special issue Editors: Anita Coleman, University of Arizona, and Tamara
Sumner, University of Colorado at Boulder

   From the special issue editorial:
"Disciplinary communities such as earth science, biology, and neuroscience
are focusing on the development of library collections and services aimed
at providing real time and archival data to support the conduct of science
and sharing of scientific results. Within the landscape of community-based
digital libraries, an enduring challenge is 'negotiating the future' with
diverse community members, i.e. establishing plans and strategies to guide
future library technologies, collections, and services. In this context,
design and planning requires organizations to take into account the
day-to-day practices of individual users, and the needs and desires of the
larger community as the library strives to reflect the values and long-term
vision that the participants have for their community or academic
discipline as a whole.

"The purpose of this special issue is to consider the spectrum of
approaches being used by different libraries and service providers as they
negotiate the future with their user communities. At a time when a digital
information future is increasingly certain, the news about users and their
consumption of information in this digital future is troubling. Statistics
for the past eight years show that even while the information supply is
growing, the amount consumed is barely changing, and is in fact becoming a
smaller fraction of what is produced. Digital library research, HCI or
information design research and individual digital library projects will
all benefit from the broader theme that this special issue highlights: the
building of digital libraries in cooperation with how users are affected
and how their use of information can be improved and transformed by the
increasing information supply that the digital library or repository makes
possible. "

The issue includes the following papers:

L. Bartolo, C. Lowe, L. Feng, B. Patten (August 2004)
MatDL: Integrating Digital Libraries into Scientific Practice

A. Bishop, B. Bruce, K. Lunsford, M. Jones, M. Nazarova, D. Linderman, M.
Won, P. Heidorn, R. Ramprakash, A. Brock (August 2004)
Supporting Community Inquiry with Digital Resources

K. Foulke, N. Milnor, M. Watterworth, T. Wilsted (September 2004)
The Power of Partnering: The Cooperative Creation of Digital Collections

M. Khoo (September 2004)
The Use of Visual Artifacts in the User-Informed Development of an
Educational Digital Library Collection

F. McMartin (September 2004)
Case study: MERLOT: A Model of User Involvement in Digital Library Design
and Implementation

S. Shreeves, C. Kirkham (September 2004)
Experiences of Educators Using a Portal of Aggregated Metadata

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