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User Needs for Enhanced Engagement with Cultural Heritage Collections

  • Mark S. Sweetnam
  • Maristella Agosti
  • Nicola Orio
  • Chiara Ponchia
  • Christina M. Steiner
  • Eva-Catherine Hillemann
  • Micheál Ó Siochrú
  • Séamus Lawless
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7489)

Abstract

This paper presents research carried out in order to elicit user needs for the design and development of a digital library and research platform intended to enhance user engagement with cultural heritage collections. It outlines a range of user constituencies for this digital library. The paper outlines a taxonomy of intended users for this system and describes in detail the characteristics and requirements of these users for the facilitation and enhancement of their engagement with and use of textual and visual cultural artefacts.

Keywords

Digital Library User Requirement User Acceptance Cultural Artefact Research Platform 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark S. Sweetnam
    • 1
  • Maristella Agosti
    • 2
  • Nicola Orio
    • 3
  • Chiara Ponchia
    • 3
  • Christina M. Steiner
    • 4
  • Eva-Catherine Hillemann
    • 4
  • Micheál Ó Siochrú
    • 1
  • Séamus Lawless
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of HistoryTrinity College DublinIreland
  2. 2.Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of PaduaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Cultural HeritageUniversity of PaduaItaly
  4. 4.Knowledge Management InstituteGraz University of TechnologyAustria
  5. 5.Knowledge and Data Engineering GroupTrinity College DublinIreland

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