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Digital Libraries : Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing - William Y. Arms

Digital Libraries

Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing

Paperback Published: 1st October 2001
ISBN: 9780262511278
Number Of Pages: 304
For Ages: 18+ years old

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The emergence of the Internet and the wide availability of affordable computing equipment have created tremendous interest in digital libraries and electronic publishing. This book is the first to provide an integrated overview of the field, including a historical perspective, the state of the art, and current research.The term "digital libraries" covers the creation and distribution of all types of information over networks, ranging from converted historical materials to kinds of information that have no analogues in the physical world. In some ways digital libraries and traditional libraries are very different, yet in other ways they are remarkably similar. People still create information that has to be organized, stored, and distributed, and they still need to find and use information that others have created. An underlying theme of this book is that no aspect of digital libraries can be understood in isolation or without attention to the needs of the people who create and use information. Although the book covers a wide range of technical, economic, social, and organizational topics, the focus is on the actual working components of a digital library.

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"William Arms... has written an informative and thoughtful overview of the digital library world. The book lends some organization and context to a field that is, to many, bewilderingly complex and multilayered." - David Flaxbart, Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship

Series Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Libraries, Technology, and Peoplep. 1
The Internet and the World Wide Webp. 21
Libraries and Publishersp. 39
Innovation and Researchp. 57
People, Organizations, and Changep. 77
Economic and Legal Issuesp. 99
Access Management and Securityp. 123
User Interfaces and Usabilityp. 143
Textp. 163
Information Retrieval and Descriptive Metadatap. 187
Distributed Information Discoveryp. 207
Object Models, Identifiers, and Structural Metadatap. 225
Repositories and Archivesp. 245
Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing Todayp. 263
Glossaryp. 273
Indexp. 285
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ISBN: 9780262511278
ISBN-10: 0262511274
Series: Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st October 2001
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2