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Introduction to digital libraries

Chowdhury, G. and Chowdhury, S. (2002) Introduction to digital libraries. Facet Publishing. ISBN 1-85604-465-3

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Abstract

This book presents a holistic view of the new digital library scene. Supported by a wealth of international examples, it is an essential guide to good digital practice and techniques. The authors have experience both in teaching courses on digital libraries and in actively researching them, and the text is based on evidence provided by models of major digital library research projects around the globe. Key topics include: digital libraries: definition and characteristics; features of some digital libraries; digital library design; digital library research; collection management; digitization; information organization; information access and user interface; information retrieval in digital libraries; digital archiving and preservation; digital library services; social, economic and legal issues; digital library evaluation; digital libraries and the information profession; trends in digital library research and development.