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A user-centric evaluation of the Europeana digital library

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A user-centric evaluation of the Europeana digital library. / Dobreva, M.; Chowdhury, S.

The role of digital libraries in a time of global change: 12th international conference on Asia-Pacific digital libraries, ICADL 2010, Gold Coast, Australia, June 21-25, 2010, proceedings. ed. / G. Chowdhury; C. Koo; J. Hunter. 6102. ed. Berlin : Springer, 2010. p. 148-157 (Lecture notes in computer science; No. 6102).

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Harvard

Dobreva, M & Chowdhury, S 2010, A user-centric evaluation of the Europeana digital library. in G Chowdhury, C Koo & J Hunter (eds), The role of digital libraries in a time of global change: 12th international conference on Asia-Pacific digital libraries, ICADL 2010, Gold Coast, Australia, June 21-25, 2010, proceedings. 6102 edn, Lecture notes in computer science, no. 6102, Springer, Berlin, pp. 148-157. <http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-3-642-13653-5/#section=717732&page=1>

APA

Dobreva, M., & Chowdhury, S. (2010). A user-centric evaluation of the Europeana digital library. In G. Chowdhury, C. Koo, & J. Hunter (Eds.), The role of digital libraries in a time of global change: 12th international conference on Asia-Pacific digital libraries, ICADL 2010, Gold Coast, Australia, June 21-25, 2010, proceedings (6102 ed., pp. 148-157). (Lecture notes in computer science; No. 6102). Springer. http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-3-642-13653-5/#section=717732&page=1

Vancouver

Dobreva M, Chowdhury S. A user-centric evaluation of the Europeana digital library. In Chowdhury G, Koo C, Hunter J, editors, The role of digital libraries in a time of global change: 12th international conference on Asia-Pacific digital libraries, ICADL 2010, Gold Coast, Australia, June 21-25, 2010, proceedings. 6102 ed. Berlin: Springer. 2010. p. 148-157. (Lecture notes in computer science; 6102).

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Dobreva, M. ; Chowdhury, S. / A user-centric evaluation of the Europeana digital library. The role of digital libraries in a time of global change: 12th international conference on Asia-Pacific digital libraries, ICADL 2010, Gold Coast, Australia, June 21-25, 2010, proceedings. editor / G. Chowdhury ; C. Koo ; J. Hunter. 6102. ed. Berlin : Springer, 2010. pp. 148-157 (Lecture notes in computer science; 6102).

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