Practical Digital Libraries: Books, Bytes, and Bucks

Practical Digital Libraries: Books, Bytes, and Bucks

by Michael Lesk, Lesk
     
 

ISBN-10: 1558604596

ISBN-13: 9781558604599

Pub. Date: 09/28/1997

Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books

A digital library is not merely a collection of electronic information. It is an organized and digitized system of data that can serve as a rich resource for its user community. This authoritative and accessible guide for librarians and computer scientists explores the technologies behind digital libraries, the choices to be made in building them, and the economic and…  See more details below

Overview

A digital library is not merely a collection of electronic information. It is an organized and digitized system of data that can serve as a rich resource for its user community. This authoritative and accessible guide for librarians and computer scientists explores the technologies behind digital libraries, the choices to be made in building them, and the economic and policy structures that affect them.

The most comprehensive book on the subject, Practical Digital Libraries

  • offers the most wide-ranging overview of digital libraries currently available
  • analyzes economic and intellectual issues in the emerging digital environment
  • shows how text, images, audio, and video can be represented, distributed, used, and collected as forms of knowledge

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558604599
Publisher:
Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
Morgan Kaufmann Series in Multimedia
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
7.69(w) x 9.55(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

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Preface
1Evolution of Libraries1
2Text Access Methods27
3Images of Pages55
4Multimedia Storage and Access79
5Knowledge Representation Methods99
6Distribution125
7Usability and Retrieval Evaluation147
8Collections and Preservation173
9Economics197
10Intellectual Property Rights223
11International Activities245
12Future: Ubiquity, Diversity, Creativity, and Public Policy263
References273
Index285

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