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|Building Digital Collections Using Open Source Digital Repository Software: A Comparative Study
George Pyrounakis, Mara Nikolaidou, Michael Hatzopoulos.
The last decade a great number of digital library and digital repository systems have been developed and published as open-source software. The variety of available software systems is a factor of confusion when an organization is planning to build a repository infrastructure to host its collections....
Towards an e-Science Environment for Collaborative Filtering Researchers
Nikos Manouselis, Giannis Stoitsis.
A plethora of collaborative filtering algorithms have been proposed in related literature. Due to the dynamic and changing parameters of the various application contexts, careful testing and parameterization has to be carried out before an algorithm is finally deployed in a real setting. This paper...
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...
Design and Development Considerations for a Multilingual Digital Library
Anne R. Diekema.
Multilingual digital libraries provide access to resources in more than one language by allowing queries in one language to retrieve documents in multiple languages. By providing cross-lingual information access, multilingual digital libraries have the potential to improve international understanding...
Digital Preservation: Principles and Policies
Shivani Kaushal, Sakshi Bahl.
It is a typical day. The computers start normally, but you think that it should not take that long to get the UPS going. Then you wonder about other obstacles. Thus, this chapter is about Digital Preservation and how it relates to shaping the principles and policies regarding the organization...
Preservation of Digital Information in Library and Information Centers
Preservation of digital resources in the 21st century has been a great challenge for library and information professionals. Digital libraries have been built all over the world. Libraries are engaged in creating and maintaining digital libraries. One of the main challenges in maintaining digital...
Towards Arab Digital Libraries: Opportunities, Challenges, and Requirements
Mohammed Nasser Al-Suqri, Khalsa Abdullah Al-Hinai, Kawther Mohammed Al-Hashmi.
The rapid development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and the advent of the World Wide Web (WWW) in the 1990s and universally centralized digital media for information storage, organization, retrieval, and management have led to the emergence of the Digital Library, which, while...
Stone Inscriptions of Srinagar: A Digital Panorama
Nadim Akhtar Khan, Mohammad Farooq Batoo.
Traditional monuments are repositories of various types of inscriptions including both epigraphs and epitaphs and are a means for gaining knowledge about historical facts and events. Inscriptions have associated historical and intellectual value, and therefore, need to be identified and digitized in...
Digital Library Initiatives in India
Digital libraries play an important and indispensable role in educational and research development of higher educational institutions such as colleges, universities, and institutes of an academic and research nature. The aim of the digital library is to provide instant access to digitized information...
Digital Library Education: India and Abroad
This chapter talks about the meaning of digital library and covers the various features of digital libraries. A brief overview of digital library education through various mediums like online education and formal education is given in this chapter. The chapter provides a list of Indian universities...
Digital Library: An Emerging Paradigm Towards Open Access
P. S. Rajput.
The perception of library is undergoing a drastic alteration due to the impact of information communication technologies. Gone are the days when libraries had only printed collections. The emerging technologies have compelled libraries to digitize information. The advent of the Internet has radically...
Open Content: An Inference for Developing an Open Information Field
Nilesh A. Shewale, Preedip Balaji B., Madhukar Shewale.
The rapidly growing open content movement has intense outcomes and teaching approaches for the emergent social learning. Open content is any kind of creative work, or content, published under a license that explicitly allows copying and modifying of its information by anyone; on the other hand, a...
Emerging Trends in OAI-PMH Application
Nadim Akhtar Khan.
Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) provides an application-independent interoperability framework based on metadata harvesting. It is an effective way of sharing metadata between gateway services. The chapter gives an overview of Open Archives Initiative and underscores...
Significance of Metadata
K. Nazeer Badhusha.
Metadata is structured data that describes the characteristics of a resource. It shares many similar characteristics to the cataloguing that takes place in libraries, museums, and archives. The term “meta” derives from the Greek word denoting a nature of a higher order or more fundamental kind. A...
Strategies and Issues of Institutional Repositories: An Indian Scenario
Ajay Pratap Singh, Pooja Shukla.
In the age of ICT, the concept of institutional repository has arisen, which has become a very essential mode of accessing and sharing information. Institutional repositories are digital collections of the outputs created within a university or research institution. This chapter discusses the growth of...
Digital Repositories as Harbingers of Open Access in India: A Study
Shalini Wasan, Rupak Chakravarty.
Open Access (OA) is a noble cause as it removes all hurdles from free access to scholarly works and promotes knowledge sharing. The OA movement is strengthened by Institutional Repositories (IRs). IRs are based on institute-specific requirements, workflow pattern, metadata, and other related standards...
Institutional Repositories Initiatives in India: A Study
Neeraj Kumar Singh, Jyoti Sharma, Navneet Kaur.
The purpose of this chapter is to present the development and current situation of Institutional Repositories (IRs) in India. This chapter explores the main concepts of open access, institutional repositories, and their needs and benefits. The chapter highlights the current status of Institutional...