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Understanding digital libraries

Understanding digital libraries

Author: Michael Lesk
Publisher: Boston : Elsevier, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Lesk
ISBN: 1558609245 9781558609242
OCLC Number: 56911889
Notes: "Practical digital libraries, 2nd edition."
Description: xxxi, 424 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Evolution of libraries --
2. Text documents --
3. Images of pages --
4. Multimedia storage and retrieval --
5. Knowledge representation schemes --
6. Distribution --
7. Usability and retrieval evaluation --
8. User needs --
9. Collections and preservations --
10. Economics --
11. Intellectual property rights --
12. A world tour of digital libraries --
13. Scope of digital libraries --
14. Future : ubiquity, diversity, creativity, and public policy.
Responsibility: Michael Lesk.


Focuses on the challenges faced by both librarians and computer scientists in a field that has been altered by the growth of the Web. This book examines issues such as varying media requirements,  Read more...


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