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Design, Development, and Management of Resources for Digital Library Services
Reference Book
Tariq Ashraf (University of Delhi, India), Puja Anand Gulati (University of Delhi, India)
Copyright © 2013.
In the past decade, technology and the digital age has continued to shape our society. As corporations and universities continue to transition into the digital...
Recent Developments in the Design, Construction, and Evaluation of Digital Libraries: Case Studies
Reference Book
Colleen Cool (Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College, USA), Kwong Bor Ng (Queens College, CUNY, USA)
Copyright © 2013.
It is no secret that the world of libraries has rapidly evolved into an environment which will soon be largely digitized. However, this digital shift has brought...
Multimedia Storage and Retrieval Innovations for Digital Library Systems
Reference Book
Chia-Hung Wei (Ching Yun University, Taiwan), Yue Li (Nankai University, China), Chih-Ying Gwo (Ching Yun University, Taiwan)
Copyright © 2012.
Digital libraries are libraries in which collections are stored in digital formats (as opposed to print, microform, or other media) and accessible by computers....
E-Publishing and Digital Libraries: Legal and Organizational Issues
Reference Book
Ioannis Iglezakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), Tatiana-Eleni Synodinou (University of Cyprus, Greece), Sarantos Kapidakis (Ionion University of Greece, Greece)
Copyright © 2011.
Digital libraries collect, manage, and preserve electronic expressions of knowledge on any subject and in any type or format. Consequently, the creation of a...
International Journal of Digital Library Systems (IJDLS)
Journal
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
Est. 2010.
The International Journal of Digital Library Systems (IJDLS) covers the rapid acceleration of emergent technologies use in libraries across the globe. Through...
Developing Sustainable Digital Libraries: Socio-Technical Perspectives
Reference Book
Tariq Ashraf (University of Delhi, India), Jaideep Sharma (Indira Gandhi National Open University, India), Puja Anand Gulati (University of Delhi, India)
Copyright © 2010.
The increasing prevalence of digital information systems and technologies compels libraries across the globe to update systems and provide users with a digital...
Digital Libraries: A Sustainable Approach
Book Chapter
Dr.Tariq Ashraf (University of Delhi, India), Ms.Puja Anand Gulati (University of Delhi, India)
Copyright © 2010.
The chapter discusses the concept of digital libraries and their structures. It delves into their role in the virtual learning environment and examines the issue...
Digital Libraries and Scholarly Communication: A Perspective
Book Chapter
S. C. Jindal (University of Delhi, India.)
Copyright © 2010.
The chapter examines various components of scholarly communication in the context of digital technologies as being applied in libraries. It highlights the role of...
Digitisation: Methods, Tools and Technology
Book Chapter
Jagdish Arora (INFLIBNET, Ahmedabad, India)
Copyright © 2010.
This chapter provides a practical approach to digital libraries. The authors present a comprehensive picture of digitization and explains the process of...
Tools and Techniques for Digital Conversion
Book Chapter
Pravin Kumar Choudhary (DLF Limited, India)
Copyright © 2010.
In the last two decades, significant theoretical work has been done in the area of electronic conversion of documents. There are different methods, tools and...
Building Digital Libraries: Role of Social (Open Source) Software
Book Chapter
Kshema Prakash (Dayalbagh Educational Institute, India), Jason A. Pannone (Harvard University, USA), K. Santi Swarup (Dayalbagh Educational Institute, India)
Copyright © 2010.
Blogging is a relatively recent phenomenon, and its use in academic libraries is in nascent stage. The authors of this chapter use blogs as part of their outreach...
Web 2.0 and Social Web Approaches to Digital Libraries
Book Chapter
Arun Kumar Chakraborty (Bose Institute, India)
Copyright © 2010.
The Chapter begins with a definition of digital library approaches and features, examines ways in which open source and social software applications can serve to...
Information Preservation and Information Services in the Digital Age
Book Chapter
Manisha Saksena (USA)
Copyright © 2010.
In the digital world, library services need to be transformed utilizing the advancements possible due to that automation and machine-to-machine communication of...
Digital Preservation Challenges, Infrastructures and Evaluations
Book Chapter
David Giaretta (Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK)
Copyright © 2010.
To preserve digitally encoded information over a long term following the OAIS Reference Model requires that the information remains accessible, understandable and...
Managing Change in Reference and Information Services in Digital Environment
Book Chapter
Shantanu Ganguly (Indus World School of Business (IWSB), India), Shweta Pandey
Copyright © 2010.
Libraries and librarians are no longer the sole providers of reference and information services. Reference services have traditionally played a crucial role in the...
Digital Library and Repositories: An Indian Initiative
Book Chapter
Bharat Kumar (Management Development Institute, India)
Copyright © 2010.
This chapter discusses digital libraries and repositories. The purpose of this research is to identify digital libraries and repositories in India available in the...
Collaborative Digital Library Development in India: A Network Analysis
Book Chapter
Anup Kumar Das (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India), B. K. Sen (New Delhi, India), Chaitali Dutta (Jadavpur University, India)
Copyright © 2010.
Digital library provides an excellent opportunity to widely disseminate our documentary heritages and greatly increases access to library collections of rare...
Intellectual Property Rights
Book Chapter
Jaideep Sharma (Indira Gandhi National Open University, India)
Copyright © 2010.
This chapter explains the concept of IPR. The author throws light on the global problem of copyright violation and software piracy and discuss the legal measures...
Facilitating Access to Indian Cultural Heritage: Copyright, Permission Rights and Ownership Issues vis-à-vis IGNCA Collections
Book Chapter
Ramesh C. Gaur (Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), India)
Copyright © 2010.
It is estimated that India possesses more than five million manuscripts on varied subjects lying scattered or fragmented in India and foreign collections. This...
Harnessing Technology for Providing Knowledge for Development: New Role for Libraries
Book Chapter
M. Ishwara Bhatt (Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India)
Copyright © 2010.
Rural poor people particularly in developing countries do not get the knowledge and information which they need for their day to day living. Yet, there are no...
Digital Library And E-Governance: Moving Towards Sustainable Rural Livelihoods
Book Chapter
Pradip Kumar Upadhyay (National Informatics Centre, India), Madaswamy Moni (National Informatics Centre, India)
Copyright © 2010.
Rural Connectivity is the lifeline of Indian economy. India is a land of diversity with different types of terrain, various agro-climatic conditions, different...
Bridging the Digital Divide: A Review of Critical Factors in Developing Countries
Book Chapter
Leila Nemati Anaraki (Islamic Azad University, Iran), Azadeh Heidari (Islamic Azad University, Iran)
Copyright © 2010.
Recent developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), while making our life easier, created a social divide that is known as the digital divide....
Digital Divide and Economic Wealth: Evidence from Asia-Pacific Countries
Book Chapter
Shampa Paul (Delhi University Enclave, India)
Copyright © 2010.
This chapter aims at identifying and analyzing the factors that have resulted in a digital divide in Asia-Pacific countries. There are several factors that can be...
Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries: Design, Development, and Impact
Reference Book
Yin-Leng Theng (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Schubert Foo (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Dion Goh (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Jin-Cheon Na (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Copyright © 2009.
As digital libraries expand in their proliferation, and as researchers, students, and consumers increasingly depend on them for their information needs, developers...
Design and Usability of Digital Libraries: Case Studies in the Asia Pacific
Reference Book
Yin-Leng Theng (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Schubert Foo (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Copyright © 2005.
Design and Usability of Digital Libraries: Case Studies in the Asia Pacific showcases some of the best digital library practices from organizations in the Asia...

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