Books and Conference proceedings

  1. oa buttonMahey, M., Al-Abdulla, A., Ames, S., Bray, P., Candela, G., Chambers, S., Derven, C., Dobreva-McPherson, M., Gasser, K., Karner, S., Kokegei, K., Laursen, D., Potter, A., Straube, A., Wagner, S-C. And Wilms, L. (2019) Open a GLAM Lab. Digital Cultural Heritage Innovation Labs, Book Sprint, Doha, Qatar, 23-27 September 2019.
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  2. Dobreva, M. Hinze, A., Zumer, M. (2018) Maturity and Innovation in Digital Libraries. Proc. of the 20th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, ICADL 2018, Hamilton, New Zealand, November 19-22, 2018, Springer LNCS.
  3. Dobreva, M. (2018). Digital Archives: Management, Access and Use. Facet, London.
  4. oa buttonSchmidt, B., Dobreva, M. eds. (2015) New Avenues for Electronic Publishing in the Age of Infinite Collections and Citizen Science: Scale, Openness and Trust. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Electronic Publishing. IOS Press.
  5. oa buttonPolydoratou P., M Dobreva, eds. (2014). Let’s Put Data to Use: Digital Scholarship for the Next Generation: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, IOS Press.
  6. Aalberg, T., Papatheodorou, M. Dobreva, G. Tsakonas, C. Farrugia, eds. (2013) Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries: International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2013, Valletta, Malta, September 22-26, 2013. Proceedings, Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
  7. Dobreva, M., O’Dwyer, A. Feliciati, P. (2012). User Studies in Digital Library Development. Facet Publishing, London.
  8. oa button Candela, L., Castelli, D., Ferro, N., Koutrika, G., Meghini, C., Pagano, P., Ross,, Soergel, D., Agosti, M., Dobreva, M., Katifori, V., and Schuldt, H. (2008). The DELOS Digital Library Reference Model. Foundations for Digital Libraries. ISTI-CNR at Gruppo ALI, Pisa, Italy. 215 pp.
  9. oa button Ross, S., Donnelly, M., Dobreva, M., Abbott, D., McHugh, A., Rusbridge, A. (2005). Core Technologies for the Cultural and Scientific Heritage Sector (Technology Watch Report 3), ISBN 92-894-5277-3, European Commission, 296 pp.
  10. oa button Ross, S., Donnelly, M., Dobreva, M. (2004). Emerging Technologies for the Cultural and Scientific Heritage Sector (Technology Watch Report 2), ISBN 92-894-5276-5, European Commission, 212 pp. (available on
  11. oa button Ross, S., Donnelly, M., Dobreva, M. (2003). New Technologies for the Cultural and Scientific Heritage Sector (Technology Watch Report 1), ISBN 92-894-5275-7, European Commission, 196 pp. (available on

Journal Articles, Technical Reports and Book Chapters

  1. Economou, M., Ruthven, I., Galani, A., Dobreva, M. and de Niet, M. (2019) Special Issue on Evaluation of Digital Cultural Resources [Guest Editors]. Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage, 12(1).
  2. Jennings, E., Dobreva, M., Devreni-Koutsouki, A. (2018). Towards User Engagement Models for Citizen Science: Initiatives in the Digital Cultural Heritage Domain In Ciolfi et al. (eds.). Cultural heritage communities: technologies and challenges. L. Routledge.
  3. oa buttonDobreva, M., Angelova, G., Agre, G. (2015) Bridging the Gap between Digital Libraries and eLearning. Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Vol. 15 (4). De Gruyter. 92—110.
  4. Dobreva, M., Schmidt, B. (2015) New avenues for Electronic Publishing in the Age of Infinite Collections and Citizen Science. Information Services & Use, vol. 35(4), 207—210, editorial, DOI: 10.3233/ISU-160791.
  5. Saunders, L., Kurbanoglu, S., Boustany, J., Dogan, G., Becker, P., Blumer, E., Chowdhury, S., Dobreva, M., Gendina, N., Hebrang Grgic, I., Haddow, G., Koltay, T., Kortelainen, T., Krakowska, M., Shaheen Majid, M., Mezhova, M., Repanovici, A., Rudžionienė, J., Schneider, R., Terra, A.-L., Todorova, T., (2015) Information Behaviors and Information Literacy Skills of LIS Students: An International Perspective. JELIS, 56 (1), S80—S99.
  6. Dobreva, M., Duff, W. (2015) The ever-changing face of digital curation. Editorial, special issue on Digital curation, Archival Science, Springer.
  7. Hughes, L., Ell, P., Dobreva, M., Knight, G. (2015) Assessing and Measuring Impact of a Digital Collection in the Humanities: LLC: The Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities.
  8. Dobreva, M., Ruusalepp, R (2012). Digital preservation: interoperability ad modum. Chowdhury, G.G.; Foo, Schubert (Eds.). Digital Libraries and Information Access. Research Perspectives (193—215). Facet Publishing London.
  9. Dobreva, M., Anderson, D. (2012) Evaluating TOTEM. In Delve J., Anderson, D. The Trustworthy Online Technical Environment Metadata Database – TOTEM. 167-194. Verlag Dr Kovač, Hamburg.
  10. Daranyi, S., Dobreva, M., Wittek, P. (2011). Using wavelet analysis for text categorization in digital libraries: a first experiment with Strathprints. IJDL, Springer, 2012, pp.1-10.
  11. Dobreva M., Feliciati, P. (2011) User-centric Evaluation of Digital Libraries: three Case Studies. Review of the National Centre for Digitisation, 18, pp. 1—
  12. Dobreva, M., Konstantelos, L., O’Dwyer, A. (2011). User Needs in Digitisation. In: Hughes, L. (ed.) Evaluating & Measuring the Value, Use and Impact of Digital Collections. London, Facet, pp. 73—
  13. Birrell, D., Dobreva, M., Dunsire, G., Griffiths J., Hartley, R., Menzies, K. (2011). The DiSCmap project: Digitisation of special collections: mapping, assessment, prioritisation, New Library World, Vol. 112 (1/2), 2011, pp. 19—
  14. Ognjanović, Z., Dobreva, M., Ikonomov, N., Butigan-Vučaj, T. (2009) South-Eastern European Digitisation Initiative, SEEDI. Heritage and beyond, Council of Europe Publishing, ISBN 978-92-871-6636-4, 156—
  15. Dobreva, M. & Kim, Y. (2009). Automatic Metadata Generation – Use Cases, Commissioned by the AMG-UC project, 11 pp.
  16. Hasan A., Mois M., Klas C-P, Kranstedt, A., Dobreva M., (2009) D2.2 Deficiencies and Synergies of Data Grid Technologies and Tools, V1, SHAMAN project, 82 pp.
  17. Dobreva M. et al. (2008) D2.1 Assessment and Extension of OAIS Definitions and Metadata Standards and Sets, V3, SHAMAN project, 130 pp.
  18. Ross S., Kim Y. Dobreva M. (2007) Preliminary framework for designing prototype tools for assisting with preservation quality metadata extraction for ingest into digital repository (Glasgow: DELOS NoE). 165 pp.
  19. Dobreva, M., Ikonomov N. (2007) Digitisation Department at IMI-BAS: Three Years of Experience. Scripta & e-Scripta, 5, pp. 9-22.
  20. Dobreva, M. (2005) Digitisation in Bulgaria. In: Coordinating digitisation in Europe, Progress report of the National Representatives Group: coordination mechanisms for digitization policies and programmes, MINERVA project, Italy, 192-200.
  21. Dobreva, M., P. Pavlov (2004) How to Enter Data on Mediaeval Bulgarian Manuscripts More Easily, or XEditMan: An XML Editor for Manuscript descriptions. In: Scripta & e-Scripta, Vol. 2, pp. 79—95, Sofia.
  22. Dobreva, M. (2004) New Technologies in the Cultural Heritage Sector: A View from Bulgaria. In: Linguistica Computazionale, vol. XX-XXI “Digital Technology and Philological Disciplines”, edited by A. Bozzi, L. Cignoni, J.-L. Lebrave, pp. 197— Italy
  23. Dobreva, M., D. Dimitrov (2004) A Comparison of the Structure of IT programs in Bulgarian Secondary Schools with ECDL (The European Computer Driving Licence), In Mathematics and Informatics, v.3., pp. 3—14; and v. 4, 3—12 (in Bulgarian).
  24. Dobreva M. (2003) Mediæval Slavonic Written Cultural Heritage in the e-World: The Bulgarian Experience, In Review of the National Digitization Center, Serbia and Montenegro, vol. 2, pp. 26—

Peer-reviewed Conference Papers

  1. Al-Abdulla, A., Dobreva, M. (2019) Preparing for Open Science in Qatar: Study of the Attitudes of Academics towards the QSpace Institutional Repository. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2019 – Athens, Greece – Libraries: dialogue for change in Session S07 – Health and Biosciences Libraries. In: International and local development that enhance scholarly communication in the biomedical and social sciences, 23 August 2019, Athens, Greece. Available:
  2. Chambers, S., Mahey, M., Gasser, K., Dobreva, M., Potter, A., Ferriter. M., Osman, R. (2019) Growing an international Cultural Heritage Labs community, Libraries as a Research Partner in Digital Humanities, DH 2019 – Pre-conference Workshop, The Hague, 8 July 2019 (to appear).
  3. Dobreva, M. (2019). Innovation Labs Supporting Digital Humanities in Libraries: Implications on Skills. In: Proc. of Infolog 2019: Digital Revolution – Today and Tomorrow Infrastructure, Services, Users. 5th International Scientific Conference Information Science in An Age of Change. Warsaw, Poland, 13-14 May 2019. (to appear).
  4. Dobreva, M. (2016) Collective Knowledge and Creativity: The Future of Citizen Science in the Humanities. In: Kunifuji, S, Papadopoulos, G., Skulimowski, A. (eds.) Knowledge, Information and Creativity Support Systems – selected revised and extended papers presented at the 9th International Conference KICSS, held in Limassol, Cyprus, 6-8 November 2014. Springer International Publishing, 565—573.
  5. Dobreva, M., D. Azzopardi (2014) Citizen Science in the Humanities: A Promise for Creativity. In: G.. Papadopoulos (ed.) Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Knowledge, Information and Creativity Support Systems, Limassol, Cyprus, November 6—8, 2014, pp. 446—451. [Revised version to appear in Springer LNCS].
  6. Sykes, J., Dobreva, M., Birrell, D., McCulloch, E., Ruthven, I, Ünal, Y., Feliciati, P. (2010). A New Focus on End Users: Eye- Tracking Analysis for Digital Libraries, In: Lalmas, M., Jose, J., Rauber, A., Sebastiani, F., Frommholz, I (eds), Research and Advanced Technology  for Digital  Libraries (Proceedings of ECDL 2010), LNCS 6273, Springer, pp. 510—513.
  7. Darányi, S., Wittek, P., Dobreva, M. (2010). Toward a 5M model of digital libraries. In: Mostafa, J., Oard, D., Parikh, , Rajput, N. Digital Libraries for International Development Workshop in conjunction with joint JCDL/ICADL 2010, Gold Coast, Australia, 25 June 2010,  e-proceedings, Available  on:,  pp.  4—11.
  8. Dobreva, M., McCulloch, E., Birrell, D., Ünal, Y., Feliciati, P. (2010). Digital Natives and Specialised Digital Libraries: A Study of Europeana Users. In: S. Kurbanoğlu et al. (Eds.): IMCW 2010, CCIS 96, pp. 45—60. Springer, Heidelberg.
  9. Dobreva, M., Chowdhury, S. (2010). A User-Centric Evaluation of the Europeana Digital Library. In: Chowdhury, G., Khoo, C., Hunter, J. (Eds.) The Role of Digital Libraries in a Time of Global Change. Proc. Of the 12th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, ICADL 2010, Gold Coast, Australia, June 21-25, 2010, LNCS 6102, 148—157.
  10. Wittek, P., Darányi, S., Dobreva, M. (2010). Matching Evolving Hilbert Spaces and Language for Semantic Access to Digital Libraries. In: Chowdhury, G., Khoo, C., Hunter, (Eds.)The Role of Digital Libraries in a Time of Global Change. Proc. Of the ICADL 2010, Gold Coast, Australia, June 21-25, 2010, LNCS 6102, 262-263.
  11. Borbinha J., Pedrosa G., Gil J., Martins B., Freire N., Dobreva M., Wyttenbach A.: Digital Libraries and Digitised Maps: An Early Overview of the DIGMAP Project. In: Springer LNCS 4822/2007, pp. 383—386, ISBN 978-3-540-77093-0 (2007).
  12. Burnard L., Dobreva M., Fuhr N., Lüdeling A. (eds.) (2007). Digital Historical Corpora- Architecture, Annotation, and Retrieval, Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings, ISSN 1862-4405, Internationales Begegnungs- und Forschungszentrum für Informatik (IBFI), Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany.