Digital Library Archeology: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Library Use through Artifact-Based Evaluation

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105637
Title:
Digital Library Archeology: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Library Use through Artifact-Based Evaluation
Author:
Nicholson, Scott
Citation:
Digital Library Archeology: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Library Use through Artifact-Based Evaluation 2005, Library Quarterly
Journal:
Library Quarterly
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105637
Submitted date:
2005-05-31
Abstract:
Archeologists have used material artifacts found in a physical space to gain an understanding about the people who occupied that space. Likewise, as users wander through a digital library, they leave behind data-based artifacts of their activity in the virtual space. Digital library archeologists can gather these artifacts and employ inductive techniques, such as bibliomining, to create generalizations. These generalizations are the basis for hypotheses, which are tested to gain understanding about library services and users. In this article, the development of traditional archeological methods is presented and used to create a conceptual framework for the artifact-based evaluation in digital libraries.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Data Mining; Web Mining; Digital Libraries; Archaeology
Local subject classification:
Virtual artifacts; Induction; Deduction; Prediction; Testing

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dc.contributor.authorNicholson, Scotten_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-05-31T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:30:35Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.submitted2005-05-31en_US
dc.identifier.citationDigital Library Archeology: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Library Use through Artifact-Based Evaluation 2005, Library Quarterlyen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105637-
dc.description.abstractArcheologists have used material artifacts found in a physical space to gain an understanding about the people who occupied that space. Likewise, as users wander through a digital library, they leave behind data-based artifacts of their activity in the virtual space. Digital library archeologists can gather these artifacts and employ inductive techniques, such as bibliomining, to create generalizations. These generalizations are the basis for hypotheses, which are tested to gain understanding about library services and users. In this article, the development of traditional archeological methods is presented and used to create a conceptual framework for the artifact-based evaluation in digital libraries.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectData Miningen_US
dc.subjectWeb Miningen_US
dc.subjectDigital Librariesen_US
dc.subjectArchaeologyen_US
dc.subject.otherVirtual artifactsen_US
dc.subject.otherInductionen_US
dc.subject.otherDeductionen_US
dc.subject.otherPredictionen_US
dc.subject.otherTestingen_US
dc.titleDigital Library Archeology: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Library Use through Artifact-Based Evaluationen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalLibrary Quarterlyen_US
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