What Children Can Teach Us: Developing Digital Libraries for Children with Children1

@article{Druin2005WhatCC,
  title={What Children Can Teach Us: Developing Digital Libraries for Children with Children1},
  author={Allison Druin},
  journal={The Library Quarterly},
  year={2005},
  volume={75},
  pages={20 - 41}
}
  • A. Druin
  • Published 1 January 2005
  • Sociology
  • The Library Quarterly
At the University of Maryland, an interdisciplinary team of researchers from information studies, computer science, education, art, and psychology worked with seven children (ages seven to eleven) to design a new digital library for children. This partnership led to new approaches for collection development, cataloging (metadata standards), and new technologies for information access and use. The team validated the importance of working with children by analyzing the results of Weblogs, surveys… 
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