Internet Digital Libraries: The International Dimension / Edition 1

Internet Digital Libraries: The International Dimension / Edition 1

by Jack Kessler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0890068755

ISBN-13: 9780890068755

Pub. Date: 11/28/1996

Publisher: Artech House, Incorporated

As the popularity of the Internet and the W3 continue to grow, so does the demand for easy access to information from anywhere around the globe. This first-of-its-kind book explores the fast-changing world of international digital libraries — their current status as well as the challenges and opportunities associated with their continuing development.  See more details below

Overview

As the popularity of the Internet and the W3 continue to grow, so does the demand for easy access to information from anywhere around the globe. This first-of-its-kind book explores the fast-changing world of international digital libraries — their current status as well as the challenges and opportunities associated with their continuing development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890068755
Publisher:
Artech House, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Pages:
265
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Part I — Setting the Stage: The Internet Goes Public — A New Story, Digital Information. Digitization in Libraries — An Old Story, Information and Libraries. Incunabula — The Development of Digital Libraries in the US. Part II — Specifics — National: France — Flexible Centralization. Singapore — Rigid Centralization. China — Chinese Uniqueness. India — An Awakening Giant. Australia — The Antipodes and the Sheer Reach of Digital Information. Thailand — The Blending of Worlds, Third and Other. The UK — Crowded Pipes. Hungary — Phenomenon of the Stranger. Japan — Investing vs. Consuming. Indonesia — The Rest of Asia and the World. National Government — the NSF Digital Libraries Projects, in the US. Part III — Specifics — International: Language. Politics and Political Structures. Technical Standards. Business. International Organizations. Part IV — Generalities — International: Media and Messages — Is the Pipe Neutral? Libraries and Information — Warehouses and Services? Human Users — Fitting Something New In — Wine and Bottles, Chickens and Eggs. Appendices. Glossary. Bibliography and Resource List. Index.

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