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What is Digital Library (DL)

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition
A cultural infrastructure that collects and stores information in electronic format and supports its users in accessing a large collection of information effectively through digital means.
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Information Resources Development in China
Maosheng Lai (Peking University, China), Xin Fu (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA), Liyang Zhang (Baidu.Com Co., Ltd., China), and Lin Wang (Peking University, China)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-026-4.ch310
In its several thousand years of social progress, China has put continuous effort into cultural development, which to a certain extent contributed to the exploitation and utilization of information resources. This article reviews the history and present situation of China’s information resources development (IRD), with the focus on some IRD projects launched since the mid-1990s. The specific projects that will be introduced include the China Academic Library and Information System, the China Digital Library Project, the construction of the China National Science and Technology Library, the China Online Government Project, and the construction of the National Institute for Information Resources Management. The goal of each project is described and its initial impact is discussed.
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A Review of Progress in Digital Library Education
A library in which collections are stored in digital formats (as opposed to print, microform, or other media) and accessible by computers. The digital content may be stored locally, or accessed remotely via computer networks. A digital library is a type of information storage and retrieval system.
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Core Topics in Digital Library Education
A complex information system that can be described using the 5S framework, with parts: digital object, metadata object, catalog, repository, index, user, user interface, and services (including search and browse).
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Development of Digital Libraries in Pakistan
“A managed collection of information, with associated services, where the information is stored in the digital formats and accessible over a network” (Arms, 2000, p. 2).
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