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Digital Libraries and Information Access
Research Perspectives

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ISBN 9781856048217
Published September 28, 2012 by Facet Publishing
256 Pages

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Book Description

An authoritative and truly global exploration of current research in digital libraries.

Internationally-renowned academics discuss what has been achieved with digital libraries and what we can expect in the future through the prism of research. The increasing number of digital libraries in all sectors and the pressure of ever demanding and diverse user needs has encouraged development of user-centred interfaces, intelligent search and retrieval capabilities, effective metadata description and contents organization.

In addition to the two editors who are renowned for their works in digital library research, this collection brings together established international names in the field to analyse these developments in relation to users and information access and the future trends and challenges that practitioners will face.

Readership: LIS students, academics and researchers interested in digital libraries and access and those developing, managing or just starting out with digital libraries

Table of Contents

Foreword - Christine L. Borgman 1. Digital libraries and information access: introduction - Gobinda Chowdhury and Schubert Foo 2. The design and architecture of digital libraries - Hussein Suleman 3. Metadata and crowdsourced data for access and interaction in digital library user interfaces - Ali Shiri and Dinesh Rathi 4. Information access - Gobinda Chowdhury and Schubert Foo 5. Collaborative search and retrieval in digital libraries - Dion Hoe-Lian Goh 6. The social element of digital libraries - Natalie Pang 7. Towards socially inclusive digital libraries - Chern Li Liew 8. Users’ interactions with digital libraries - T. D. Wilson and Elena Macevičiūtė 9. Digital libraries and scholarly information: technology, market, users and usage - Jeonghyun Kim, Angel Durr and Suliman Hawamdeh 10. Digital libraries and open access - Gobinda Chowdhury and Schubert Foo 11. iSTEM: integrating subject categories from multiple repositories - Christopher C. Yang and Jung-ran Park 12. The usability of digital libraries - Sudatta Chowdhury 13. Intellectual property and digital libraries - Michael Fraser 14. Digital preservation: interoperability ad modum - Milena Dobreva and Raivo Ruusalepp 15. Digital libraries and information access: research trends - Gobinda Chowdhury and Schubert Foo

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