As the development of digital libraries increases, the growth has been accompanied by a refinement of evaluation criteria and methods. Evaluators are increasingly aware that the context of digital library usage (the social, cultural, academic, and institutional environments of the users) is an essential consideration of effective assessment. This article evaluates the Perseus Digital Library through the needs and objectives of a specific learning community – those engaged in theological research. After a review of relevant literature, a rationale is given for ranking ten key facets of digital library evaluation by order of importance. These criteria are then applied to the Perseus Digital Library, contextualized through the particular prism of theological research.
""Contextualized Digital Library Evaluation: The Perseus Digital Library within Theological Research","
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 62
, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/vol62/iss2/8