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Lesk, Michael

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Works: 19 works in 81 publications in 3 languages and 3,125 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Periodicals 
Classifications: Z692.C65, 025.00285
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Most widely held works by Michael Lesk
Understanding digital libraries by Michael Lesk ( )
29 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,863 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
Practical digital libraries : books, bytes, and bucks by Michael Lesk ( Book )
9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 531 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
Preservation of new technology : a report of the Technology Assessment Advisory Committee to the Commission on Preservation and Access by Michael Lesk ( Book )
7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 184 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 )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Electronic libraries and electronic journals by Michael Lesk ( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The library of the future is not the computer centre of the past by Michael Lesk ( Book )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Preservation of new technology : a report of the technology Assessment Technology Committee to the Commission on Preservation and Access by Commission on Preservation and Access ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
MIT Press series in information systems ( )
in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction à la théorie des graphes "Série Informatique" [ENST 1ère année] by Ecole nationale supérieure des télécommunications (France) ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Image formats for preservation and access : a report of the Technology Advisory Committee to the Commission on Preservation and Access by Michael Lesk ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CORE : the chemical online retrieval experiment ( )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The library of the future is not the computer of the past by Michael Lesk ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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
Bibliotecas digitales by Michael Lesk ( )
1 edition published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Image formats for presevation and access a report of the Technology Assesment Advisory Committee to the Commission on Preservation and Access by Michael Lesk ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English 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
Collections and preservation by Michael Lesk ( )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Technologies for the information age ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An IEEE short course via Satellite
 
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Lesk, Michael
Languages
English (79)
Spanish (1)
French (1)
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