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Discover Digital Libraries free pdf Discover Digital Libraries: Theory and Practice is an ideal reference during a time when the emergence of digital libraries has provided users with an unprecedented opportunity for wider and easier access to a variety of information resources for both personal and scholarly use. This text presents a comprehensive overview of the different approaches and tools for each component of digital library development, including discussions of the social and legal issues associated with digital libraries and the application of social media. In addition, the book provides further information on new formats, standards, technologies, best practices, and the evolving concepts of digital library design, evaluation, preservation, and digital curation in books. Users will find current research and the best practices of digital libraries, providing both US and international perspectives on the development of digital libraries and their components, including collection, digitalization, organization, design, sustainability, preservation, retrieval, and evaluation of digital libraries. * Offers an overview of digital libraries and the conceptual and practical understanding of digital libraries* Presents approaches and tools for each component of digital library development* Discusses the sustainability, retrieval, services, and evaluation of digital libraries* Highlights the impact, challenges, and trends of present and future development of digital libraries* Synthesizes current research and the best practices of digital libraries, providing both US and international perspectives on the development of digital libraries and their components

About Iris Xie

Dr. Xie has been actively involved in the teaching and research of digital library design and evaluation for more than 12 years. She is also the Director of the Certificate of Digital Library Program at School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests and expertise focus on digital libraries, interactive IR, human-computer interaction, as well as user needs and user studies. Dr. Xie won the best dissertation award from ALISE in 1999. She also received several research grants from agencies including IMLS, NSF, and OCLC/ALISE research grant programs. She is the principal investigator on Institute for Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant "Designing Interactive Help Mechanisms for Novice Users of Digital Libraries and senior personnel on NSF Grant "The Internet Research Ethics Digital Library, Interactive Resource Center and Advisory Center." She has a strong publishing record in the field of LIS. This book project is a natural progression in the active focus of Dr. Xie's research, as she has conducted a series of highly cited studies on digital libraries, published numerous papersin top-ranking journals, and presented at several national and international conferences. She also has been invited as a distinguished speaker to talk about DL evaluation, DL system design, DL help mechanism at universities internationally. Her book "Interactive Information Retrieval in Digital Environments was published in 2008, and one of the chapters focuses on digital libraries. Dr. Matusiak combines practical experience in building digital collections with research interests in use and evaluation of digital libraries. Currently, she works as an Assistant Professor at the University of Denver where she teaches classes on digitization in the Library and Information Science program. Prior to that, she worked as the Head of the Digitization Unit at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she planned and designed over 20 distinct digital collections. She also served as a digitization consultant for projects funded by the Endangered Archive Programme at the British Library and assisted digital library projects at the Press Institute of Mongolia in Ulan Baatar, Mongolia and the Al-Aqsa Mosque Library in East Jerusalem. In conjunction with those projects, she published two papers on using digitization as a preservation strategy in developing countries. Information seeking and use of digital libraries, especially of digital image collections represents a major area of her research. She has published a number of articles on this topic and presented at national and international professional conferences. She is the recipient of the 2009 ACRL Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.

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Author : Iris Xie
Publisher : Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
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ISBN : 0124171125
EAN : 9780124171121
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 266 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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