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Lesk, Michael

Overview
Works: 21 works in 107 publications in 2 languages and 3,624 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: Z692.C65, 025.00285
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Most widely held works by Michael Lesk
Practical digital libraries : books, bytes, and bucks by Michael Lesk( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a wide ranging overview of digital libraries currently available; analizes economic and intellectual property issues in the emerging digital environment and show how text, images and audio and video can be represented, distributed, used and collected as forms of knowledge
Understanding digital libraries by Michael Lesk( Book )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fully revised and updated second edition of Understanding Digital Libraries focuses on the challenges faced by both librarians and computer scientists in a field that has been dramatically altered by the growth of the Web. At every turn, the goal is practical: to show you how things you might need to do are already being done, or how they can be done. The first part of the book is devoted to technology and examines issues such as varying media requirements, indexing and classification, networks and distribution, and presentation. The second part of the book is concerned with the human contexts in which digital libraries function. Here youll find specific and useful information on usability, preservation, scientific applications, and thorny legal and economic questions. Useful for digital library projects in all kinds of settings, including commercial and community ventures, museums, research institutions, and schools. Covers the entire spectrum of media, including text, all kinds of images, audio, and video. Provides practical advice on achieving the best of what is possible while avoiding common pitfalls. Filled with case studies and references to valuable outside resources
Preservation of new technology : a report of the Technology Assessment Advisory Committee to the Commission on Preservation and Access by Michael Lesk( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended to stimulate discussion rather than present solutions, this report summarizes how digital technology applies to preservation problems beyond the preservation of print materials. Specifically it describes the problems new kinds of media such as audio and videotape and computer disks pose to librarians and archivists in terms of long-term storage, the varieties of physical format, and the short life of the reading devices. It is suggested that, since the machines to read specific types of tapes and disks become unavailable even before the materials themselves deteriorate, digital preservation depends upon copying rather than the survival of the physical media. New media formats are then discussed both as a problem and as a solution, and the types of formats available in digital form are considered, including audio, video, images of pages, gray scale or color images, text, and numerical data. How to do conversion is then addressed, and issues involved in maintaining computer-based archives are considered. Problems posed by copyright rules are discussed, and four steps that can be taken by librarians and archivists to deal with preservation in the new technological context are suggested. The economic implications of digital preservation efforts are discussed, and the report concludes with a message for librarians in the digital world--(1) preservation means copying and this must be budgeted as a cost; (2) much technical knowledge is involved so cooperation is important; (3) coordinated computer-based archives should be developed, research conducted on conversion technology, and standards developed; and (4) librarians should coordinate with others having the same problems and looking for the same solutions. A list of computer-based archives currently in operation is appended. (ALF)
Image formats for preservation and access : a report of the Technology Assessment Advisory Committee to the Commission on Preservation and Access by Michael Lesk( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rapid growth and distribution of scholarly research in the middle and late twentieth century, the limited supply of old books and other paper-based materials, and the deterioration of items printed on acidic paper since the mid-1800s have meant that many libraries lack suitable copies of printed sources that their users would like to read. For some time, libraries have converted books, journals, and newspapers to forms that are more stable, easier and cheaper to copy, and more compact. The most important such form has been microfilm, which is considered a safe, durable, and inexpensive preservation option. Digital imagery is now seen as a viable alternative that offers long-term promise, and is rapidly becoming more accessible to libraries. This report compares digital and microform imagery and emphasizes that making either kind of copy is preferable to leaving acidic paper to decay. Topics addressed include: (1) preservation alternatives, including chemical deacidification, microform, digital imagery, and ascii (non-image); (2) storage considerations--I.E., Magnetic disk, optical worm (write-once-read-many) disk, digital videotape, digital audiotape, conventional magnetic tape, cd-rom, magnetic-optical erasable disk, and digital paper; (3) conversion considerations; and (4) transmission considerations. It is concluded that, because microfilm to digital image conversion is going to be relatively straightforward, and the primary cost of either microfilming or digital scanning is in selecting the book, handling it, and turning the pages, librarians should use either method as they can manage, expecting to convert to digital form over the next decade. (Sd)
Protecting Persons While Protecting the People Second Annual Workshop on Information Privacy and National Security, ISIPS 2008, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, May 12, 2008. Revised Selected Papers by Cecilia S Gal( )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Electronic libraries and electronic journals by Michael Lesk( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The library of the future is not the computer centre of the past by Michael Lesk( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MIT Press series in information systems( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliotecas digitales by Michael Lesk( )

1 edition published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

CORE : the chemical online retrieval experiment( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Can you trust the fourth paradigm? by Michael Lesk( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Scientific data mining, Jim Gray's "4th paradigm," has lengthened the chain between observation and analysis; does that reduce the reliability of conclusions, and what can be done about it? Recently Science reported that only 39% of psychology papers had been confirmed in a replication test, while in 2012 one analysis found that only 6 out of 53 important oncology studies could be repeated with the same answer. Dr. Lesk will share his perspective that in order to fix these problems we need data inter-operability and data reliability. He believes that both can be improved with public availability. For example eBird now measures the consistency of its citizen observer to help judge whom to trust. As he will tell us, Dr. Lesk believes that what is needed is more public data, more work on standards, and efforts to identify key papers that should be priorities for replication."--NIST Public Affairs Office
Electronic libraries and electronic journals by Michael Lesk( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collections and preservation by Michael Lesk( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

CORE : the chemical online retrieval experiment( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Digital Libraries: A Unifying or Distributing Force? by Michael Lesk( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper addresses several questions about digital libraries. What kinds of communities will digital library technology produce? The Web seems much more popular then electronic journals--does this mean that surfing will replace literature reading, and that "nerds" building html hierarchies will supplant publishers? Will this mean that the universities will lose control of the quality of what their students read? Will the ability to do more research in one's dorm room mean that students will not talk to one another at all, that they will talk to people somewhere else in the world, or that they will talk to their roommates more than ever, perhaps about how to use the computer system? Digital information threatens our ideas of locality: will the association of students with a particular university, let alone university library, survive the Web? Might online references and online multimedia lectures produce the 'virtual university of the United States' and if so would that be desirable? Universities serve a variety of social functions which the Web can augment or diminish, depending on people's actions. The Web also may threaten ideas of quality in scholarship. This paper addresses potential consequences of the change to digital information, and suggests that universities can cope by being more proactive in their use of the Web for reward and communication. (Author)
Understanding digital libraries by Michael Lesk( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Computer software for information management by Michael Lesk( )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Understanding Digital Libraries (Morgan Kaufmann series in multimedia information and systems) by Michael Lesk( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

CORE : the chemistry online retrieval experiment( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The CORE Project is an electronic publishing experiment. The goal is to provide desktop access to some 250 journal-years of chemistry journals as well as a sampling of reference texts in chemistry
Information in text : proceedings of the conference, October 26-28, 1988 Waterloo, Canada( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Practical digital libraries : books, bytes, and bucks
Alternative Names
Lesk, Michael

Michael Lesk informaticien américain

Mike Lesk American computer scientist

マイク・レスク

迈克·莱斯克

Languages
English (103)

Spanish (1)

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Understanding digital librariesProtecting Persons While Protecting the People Second Annual Workshop on Information Privacy and National Security, ISIPS 2008, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, May 12, 2008. Revised Selected Papers