Developing a Taiwan Library History Digital Library with Reader Knowledge Archiving and Sharing Mechanisms Based on the DSpace Platform 2012-08-20


[Use the link above to view the abstract for the article published by Emerald in the journal “The Electronic Library.” According to Emerald’s website, articles with the “icon key” letter “E” are considered “EarlyCite” articles and are not offered on a “pay per view basis.” The article linked above is only available through a subscription.] The abstract for the article reads as follows: “Purpose - This work presents a reading annotation and knowledge sharing tool, which can annotate a web page with HTML format archived by the Taiwan libraries’ history digital library based on Web 2.0 technologies. This work annotates HTML webpages archived by the Taiwan Library History Digital Library based on Web 2.0 technologies using a novel annotation and knowledge-sharing tool. The proposed annotation and knowledge-sharing tool can accumulate and share the knowledge of readers who participate in reading and/or learning processes in the digital library. Most importantly, the annotated content helps new readers understand articles and helps readers who have read an article obtain a deeper and broader understanding than when reading digital content without annotations.... Design/methodology/approach - This work adopted DSpace, an open-source institutional repository system, to implement a Taiwan Digital Library History Library with the reading annotation tool for knowledge archiving and sharing services. A quasi-experimental design method was employed to randomly assign participants to an experimental group and control group to evaluate differences in the reading performance of learners who used the proposed annotation system. A statistical analysis scheme was employed to evaluate differences in learning performance of learners while reading and learning with the proposed annotation tool... Findings - Annotated digital material provides useful knowledge to readers. The values to those annotating and subsequent readers are the acquisition of in-depth knowledge and efficient reading. Additionally, the effect on digital libraries is that digital library content grows dynamically as readers contribute knowledge. More importantly, annotated information from different readers has very high potential for the discovery of value-added knowledge utilizing data mining techniques... Originality/value - Collecting user-generated content is a novel research issue in the library sciences field, and few studies have developed useful tools that allow readers to actively contribute their knowledge to digital libraries. This work shows how to implement such digital library systems and how the annotation tool benefits the growth of digital archives and promotes learning performance. Most studies viewed digital libraries as static digital object repositories, thus ignoring the importance of accumulating reader knowledge. Therefore, by implementing a Taiwan Digital History Library with the reading annotation tool, one can identify the advantages of digital libraries in supporting effective reading and learning, resulting in innovative and valuable research.”



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Date tagged:

08/20/2012, 18:09

Date published:

04/23/2012, 12:59