Evaluating Digital Libraries with 5SQual

  • Bárbara L. Moreira
  • Marcos A. Gonçalves
  • Alberto H. F. Laender
  • Edward A. Fox
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4675)

Abstract

This work describes 5SQual, a quantitative quality assessment tool for digital libraries based on the 5S framework. 5SQual aims to help administrators of digital libraries during the implementation and maintenance phases of a digital library, providing ways to verify the quality of digital objects, metadata and services. The tool has been designed in a flexible way, which allows it to be applied to many systems, as long as the necessary data is available. To facilitate the input of these data, the tool provides a wizard-like interface that guides the user through its configuration process.

Keywords

Digital Libraries Quality Evaluation 5S 5SQual 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bárbara L. Moreira
    • 1
  • Marcos A. Gonçalves
    • 1
  • Alberto H. F. Laender
    • 1
  • Edward A. Fox
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science, Federal University of Minas Gerais, 31270-901 - Belo Horizonte - MGBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg - VA, 24061 - EUA 

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