"What is a good digital library?" - A quality model for digital libraries

  title={"What is a good digital library?" - A quality model for digital libraries},
  author={Marcos Andr{\'e} Gonçalves and B{\'a}rbara Lagoeiro Moreira and Edward A. Fox and Layne T. Watson},
  journal={Inf. Process. Manage.},
In this article, we elaborate on the meaning of quality in digital libraries (DLs) by proposing a model that is deeply grounded in a formal framework for digital libraries: 5S (Streams, Structures, Spaces, Scenarios, and Societies). For each major DL concept in the framework we formally define a number of dimensions of quality and propose a set of numerical indicators for those quality dimensions. In particular, we consider key concepts of a minimal DL: catalog, collection, digital object… CONTINUE READING
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