Evaluating Large Image Support for DSpace

  • Marius Nel
  • Kyle Williams
  • Hussein Suleman
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7634)

Abstract

Access to large images in digital libraries is desirable from a preservation perspective and may even be a requirement in some domains, such as cartography. However, providing access to large images often poses a problem as a result of the size of the images as well as the limited screen real-estate for displaying the images. Even when these issues are addressed, there is a lack of evidence about how well large image related tasks can be performed in a digital library. In investigating this, a survey was conducted in order to identify well-performing large image support tools and the best of these tools was integrated into DSpace. A user study was conducted in order to evaluate how well large images could be supported in a digital library and it was found that users were able to successfully and easily perform tasks related to large images.

Keywords

DSpace large image support preservation 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marius Nel
    • 1
  • Kyle Williams
    • 1
  • Hussein Suleman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Cape TownRondeboschSouth Africa

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