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Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Volume 6966 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 89-100

Digital Library 2.0 for Educational Resources

  • Monika AkbarAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, Virginia Tech
  • , Weiguo FanAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, Virginia Tech
  • , Clifford A. ShafferAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, Virginia Tech
  • , Yinlin ChenAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, Virginia Tech
  • , Lillian CasselAffiliated withDepartment of Computing Sciences, Villanova University
  • , Lois DelcambreAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, Portland State University
  • , Daniel D. GarciaAffiliated withElectrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley
  • , Gregory W. HislopAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, Drexel University
  • , Frank ShipmanAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, Texas A&M
    • , Richard FurutaAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, Texas A&M
    • , B. Stephen CarpenterIIAffiliated withArt Education Program, Pennsylvania State University
    • , Haowei HsiehAffiliated withSchool of Library & Information Science, Univ. of Iowa
    • , Bob SiegfriedAffiliated withDepartment of Computing Sciences, Villanova University
    • , Edward A. FoxAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, Virginia Tech

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Abstract

We report on focus group feedback regarding the services provided by existing education-related Digital Libraries (DL). Participants provided insight into how they seek educational resources online, and what they perceive to be the shortcomings of existing educational DLs. Along with useful content, social interactions were viewed as important supplements for educational DLs. Such interactions lead to both an online community and new forms of content such as reviews and ratings. Based on our analysis of the focus group feedback, we propose DL 2.0, the next generation of digital library, which integrates social knowledge with DL content.

Keywords

Digital Library 2.0 Computing Portal Ensemble