Evaluating Large Image Support for DSpace

Nel, Marius and Williams, Kyle and Suleman, Hussein (2012) Evaluating Large Image Support for DSpace, Proceedings of 14th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL 2012), 12-15 November 2012, Taipei, Taiwan, Springer.

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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.

Item Type: Conference paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: DSpace, large image support, preservation
Subjects: Human-centered computing
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2012
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:33
URI: http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/id/eprint/809

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