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What is Electronic Library

Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations
(Digital Library; E-Library) A set of documents available through electronic means by the use of digital technologies that allow for the retrieval, archiving, preservation, and dissemination of those documents (Cf. Grand dictionnaire terminologique).
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Constructing Virtual Libraries
Conceição Maltez (Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal) and António Moreira (Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-885-7.ch043
In his well-known book The Library (1987)1, Umberto Eco writes about the role of the library which has evolved and changed over the centuries according to the social, historical, and cultural contexts of society in general, adapting to the transformation of mentalities and the conquests brought about by the constant advancement of knowledge and science. From collecting to treasuring, from transcribing, disseminating, lending, and reading, the library has adopted different connotations from those which traditionally directed our minds to the universe of books.
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Digital Communication in the Inclusive Classroom
An ordered collection of heterogeneous electronic documents (including books) equipped with a navigation and search tool. It can be a website where various texts are gradually accumulated (more literary, but also any others up to computer programs) and media files, each of which is self-sufficient and at any time can be in demand by the reader. Electronic libraries can be universal, seeking to the widest choice of material (as a library Moshkova or Librusk), and more specialized, as a fundamental electronic.
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The Role of Radio Frequency Identification in Modern Libraries
A Physical site and/or website that provides 24-hour online access to digitized audio, video, and written material.
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