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Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on (2004)
Tuscon, AZ, USA
June 7, 2004 to June 11, 2004
ISBN: 1-58113-832-6
pp: 396
Brandon Muramatsu , University of California, Berkeley
Sarah Giersch , iLumina Digital Library, Chapel Hill, NC
Steve Weimar , Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Gene Klotz , Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Flora McMartin , MERLOT, Long Beach, CA
The workshop leveraged the expertise of attendees to identify tools and reporting mechanisms, develop strategies and formulate recommendations that will help NSDL projects incorporate, support and grow the communities who use their digital libraries. Workshop attendees also provided a rich set of examples of how users are currently involved in building and maintaining NSDL digital libraries and the potential impact of their involvement. Participant involvement is a critical factor not only in developing educational digital libraries, but also in sustaining the resources, the technology and most importantly, the communities who use them. Without converting casual or one-time users into recurring, involved participants, or even members of a community, educational digital libraries will simply be yet another example of, "If you build it, will they come."
Educational Digital Libraries, Participant Involvement, Community
Brandon Muramatsu, Sarah Giersch, Steve Weimar, Gene Klotz, Flora McMartin, ""If You Build It, Will They Come?" Lessons Learned from the Workshop on Participant Interaction In Digital Libraries", Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on, vol. 00, no. , pp. 396, 2004, doi:10.1109/JCDL.2004.1336175
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