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|Design, Development, and Management of Resources for Digital Library Services
Tariq Ashraf, Puja Anand Gulati.
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 world, developments of the same type of information retrieval have modernized library resources and services. Design, Development, and...
Multimedia Storage and Retrieval Innovations for Digital Library Systems
Chia-Hung Wei, Yue Li, Chih-Ying Gwo.
Digital libraries are libraries in which collections are stored in digital formats (as opposed to print, microform, or other media) and accessible by computers. Multimedia Storage and Retrieval Innovations for Digital Library Systems offers the latest research on retrieval and storage methods for...
E-Publishing and Digital Libraries: Legal and Organizational Issues
Ioannis Iglezakis, Tatiana-Eleni Synodinou, Sarantos Kapidakis.
Digital libraries collect, manage, and preserve electronic expressions of knowledge on any subject and in any type or format. Consequently, the creation of a digital library presupposes the respect of the legal norms which govern the pre-existing materials included in the database. E-Publishing and...
International Journal of Digital Library Systems (IJDLS)
The International Journal of Digital Library Systems (IJDLS) covers the rapid acceleration of emergent technologies use in libraries across the globe. Through advanced research in knowledge representation and digital information objects storage and retrieval, this journal provides academicians...
Developing Sustainable Digital Libraries: Socio-Technical Perspectives
Tariq Ashraf, Jaideep Sharma, Puja Anand Gulati.
The increasing prevalence of digital information systems and technologies compels libraries across the globe to update systems and provide users with a digital experience outside the confines of the structural library, providing useful benefits to the user while creating new areas of concern such as...
Digital Libraries: A Sustainable Approach
Dr.Tariq Ashraf, Ms.Puja Anand Gulati.
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 related to preservation and building of sustainable digital libraries. It argues that a sustainable digitization program, needs to be fully...
Digital Libraries and Scholarly Communication: A Perspective
S. C. Jindal.
The chapter examines various components of scholarly communication in the context of digital technologies as being applied in libraries. It highlights the role of digital environment in research and its impact. Chapter provides both a historical and contemporary perspective of digital library movement...
Digitisation: Methods, Tools and Technology
This chapter provides a practical approach to digital libraries. The authors present a comprehensive picture of digitization and explains the process of digitization in a step-by-step approach. The chapter also describes different file formats and alternatives to digitization.
Tools and Techniques for Digital Conversion
Pravin Kumar Choudhary.
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 techniques to carry on digitization activities. This chapter tries to bridge the gap between theory and practice by presenting generalized tools...
Building Digital Libraries: Role of Social (Open Source) Software
Kshema Prakash, Jason A. Pannone, K. Santi Swarup.
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 to patrons, though in slightly different contexts and for slightly different purposes. Blogging can be an important component of digital...
Web 2.0 and Social Web Approaches to Digital Libraries
Arun Kumar Chakraborty.
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 fill digital library roles. In order to incorporate Web 2.0 functionality effectively, digital libraries must fundamentally recast users not...
Information Preservation and Information Services in the Digital Age
In the digital world, library services need to be transformed utilizing the advancements possible due to that automation and machine-to-machine communication of information . In this chapter prime focus is laid upon the need of digitization and how to achieve it effectively and appropriately. The...
Digital Preservation Challenges, Infrastructures and Evaluations
To preserve digitally encoded information over a long term following the OAIS Reference Model requires that the information remains accessible, understandable and usable by a specified Designated Community. These are significant challenges for repositories. It will be argued that infrastructure which...
Managing Change in Reference and Information Services in Digital Environment
Shantanu Ganguly, Shweta Pandey.
Libraries and librarians are no longer the sole providers of reference and information services. Reference services have traditionally played a crucial role in the delivery of library services both in the public and academic spheres. However, developments in Web technologies have seen the emergence of...
Digital Library and Repositories: An Indian Initiative
This chapter discusses digital libraries and repositories. The purpose of this research is to identify digital libraries and repositories in India available in the public domain. It highlights the state of digital libraries and repositories in India. The digital libraries and repositories were...
Collaborative Digital Library Development in India: A Network Analysis
Anup Kumar Das, B. K. Sen, Chaitali Dutta.
Digital library provides an excellent opportunity to widely disseminate our documentary heritages and greatly increases access to library collections of rare documents as well as current research literature. Indian digital library initiatives aim at producing a vast amount of digitized documents...
Intellectual Property Rights
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 to control these at international level as well as in India. The authors also discuss the scenario of digitization of information and the...
Digital Library And E-Governance: Moving Towards Sustainable Rural Livelihoods
Pradip Kumar Upadhyay, Madaswamy Moni.
Rural Connectivity is the lifeline of Indian economy. India is a land of diversity with different types of terrain, various agro-climatic conditions, different levels of socio-economic conditions, and varied levels of regional development. At the beginning of the new millennium, 260 million people in...
Bridging the Digital Divide: A Review of Critical Factors in Developing Countries
Leila Nemati Anaraki, Azadeh Heidari.
Recent developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), while making our life easier, created a social divide that is known as the digital divide. The global information gap is likely to widen the North – South divide and this global digital divide raises many issues for discussion...
Digital Divide and Economic Wealth: Evidence from Asia-Pacific Countries
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 used as proxy of the digital divide. In this study, Internet density has been used as a proxy of the digital divide along with other...
Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries: Design, Development, and Impact
Yin-Leng Theng, Schubert Foo, Dion Goh, Jin-Cheon Na.
As digital libraries expand in their proliferation, and as researchers, students, and consumers increasingly depend on them for their information needs, developers are keen to learn more about the design, use, and usability of these systems. The Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries: Design...
Design and Usability of Digital Libraries: Case Studies in the Asia Pacific
Yin-Leng Theng, Schubert Foo.
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 Pacific. Particular emphasis has been placed on the design, use and usability of digital libraries. Not only are digital libraries examined...