Evaluating Large Image Support for DSpace
Nel, Marius, Kyle Williams and Hussein Suleman (2012) Evaluating Large Image Support for DSpace. In Proceedings 14th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL 2012), Taipei, Taiwan.
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.
|EPrint Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||DSpace, large image support, preservation|
|Subjects:||H Information Systems: H.5 INFORMATION INTERFACES AND PRESENTATION|
|Deposited By:||Williams, Kyle Mark|
|Deposited On:||23 October 2012|