Exploring Digital Libraries
Foundations, Practice, Prospects
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A landmark textbook on digital libraries for LIS students, educators and practising information professionals throughout the world.
Exploring Digital Libraries is a highly readable, thought-provoking authorative and in-depth treatment of the digital library arena that provides an up-to-date overview of the progress, nature and future impact of digital libraries, from their collections and technology-centred foundations over two decades ago to their emergent, community-centred engagement with the social web.
Table of Contents
1. Emergence and definitions of digital libraries 2. Outcomes of digital libraries’ first decade 3. Key themes and challenges in digital libraries 4. Digital Library Collections: Repositories 5. Hybrid Libraries 6. Social Roles of Digital Libraries 7. Digital Libraries and their Communities 8. The Prospects of Open Access Repositories 9. Digital Libraries and the Social Web: Scholarship 10. Digital Libraries and the Social Web: Collections and Platforms.
Karen Calhoun B.A., M.S., M.B.A. is an internationally respected librarian and change leader who is currently at the University of Pittsburgh helping to develop community-centred services. She is an active researcher, writer, speaker and consultant on digital libraries and related disciplines and has just completed a celebrated tenure at OCLC.