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Author: Iris Xie; Krystyna Matusiak
Publisher: Amsterdam, Netherlands : Elsevier, 2016. ©2016
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Discover Digital Libraries: Theory and Practice is an ideal reference during a time when the emergence of digital libraries has provided users with an unprecedented opportunity for wider and easier access to a variety of information resources for both personal and scholarly use. This text presents a comprehensive overview of the different approaches and tools for each component of digital library development,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Iris Xie; Krystyna Matusiak
ISBN: 9780124201057 0124201059
OCLC Number: 956319793
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Biography; Foreword; References; Preface; Context of the book; Objective of the book; Structure of the book; Unique features of the book; Target audiences; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 --
Introduction to digital libraries; Introduction; Definitions and frameworks of digital libraries; Early definitions; Multifaceted definitions and perspectives; Digital Library Frameworks; Evolution of digital libraries; Prelude: early visionaries and the pre-1990s era; The formative years: 1991-2001; Digital Library Initiatives; Early Digital Library Projects. Building the content and opening access: 2000sMass Digitization Projects; Open Access Repositories; Large-scale digital libraries: 2010-; The National Science Digital Library; HathiTrust; The Digital Public Library of America; Europeana; References; Chapter 2 --
Digital library collection development; Collection development introduction; History; Definitions; Digital collection development policy; Collection development policy; Collection development criteria; Collection assessment; Legal issues in collection development; Copyright protection; Exemptions for libraries and archives. The digital millennium copyright act (DMCA)Fair use; Copyright infringement and fair use cases; Collection sharing and large-scale digital libraries; Collection development in consortia and large-scale digital libraries; Large-scale digitization projects and collection development policy; Challenges of collection development; Legal challenges; Other important challenges; References; Chapter 3 --
Digitization of text and still images; Introduction to digitization; Rationale and strategies for undertaking digitization; Why digitize: access and preservation. Digitization strategies and sustainabilityDigitization process; Digitization steps; General digitization guidelines; Digitization of textual and static visual resources; Technical factors; Digitization equipment; Recommendations for digital capture of text and photographic images; Rapid digitization; References; Chapter 4 --
Digitization of audio and moving image collections; Introduction to digitization of audiovisual resources; State of audio and moving image collections; Preservation crisis: obsolescence and deterioration; Audio digitization; Technical factors; Audio digitization process. EquipmentRecommendations for audio digitization; Moving image digitization; Moving image types; Digitization process and equipment; Technical factors and recommended specifications; Encoding and file formats; Summary of recommendations for video digitization; References; Chapter 5 --
Metadata; Metadata overview; Definitions, standards, and history; Functions and types of metadata; Metadata schemas; Dublin core; Metadata object description schema (MODS); Metadata encoding and transmission standard (METS); Text encoding initiative (TEI); Encoded archival description (EAD).
Responsibility: Iris Xie, Krystyna K. Matusiak.

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Discover Digital Libraries: Theory and Practice is an ideal reference during a time when the emergence of digital libraries has provided users with an unprecedented opportunity for wider and easier access to a variety of information resources for both personal and scholarly use. This text presents a comprehensive overview of the different approaches and tools for each component of digital library development, including discussions of the social and legal issues associated with digital libraries and the application of social media. In addition, the book provides further information on new formats, standards, technologies, best practices, and the evolving concepts of digital library design, evaluation, preservation, and digital curation in books. Users will find current research and the best practices of digital libraries, providing both US and international perspectives on the development of digital libraries and their components, including collection, digitalization, organization, design, sustainability, preservation, retrieval, and evaluation of digital libraries.

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