How to Build a Digital Library

Other | July 1, 2002

byWitten, Ian H., Ian H. Witten, David Bainbridge

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Given modern society's need to control its ever-increasing body of information, digital libraries will be among the most important and influential institutions of this century. With their versatility, accessibility, and economy, these focused collections of everything digital are fast becoming the "banks" in which the world's wealth of information is stored.


How to Build a Digital Library is the only book that offers all the knowledge and tools needed to construct and maintain a digital library-no matter how large or small. Two internationally recognized experts provide a fully developed, step-by-step method, as well as the software that makes it all possible. How to Build a Digital Library is the perfectly self-contained resource for individuals, agencies, and institutions wishing to put this powerful tool to work in their burgeoning information treasuries.

* Sketches the history of libraries-both traditional and digital-and their impact on present practices and future directions
* Offers in-depth coverage of today's practical standards used to represent and store information digitally
* Uses Greenstone, freely accessible open-source software-available with interfaces in the world's major languages (including Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic)
* Written for both technical and non-technical audiences
* Web-enhanced with software documentation, color illustrations, full-text index, source code, and more

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Given modern society's need to control its ever-increasing body of information, digital libraries will be among the most important and influential institutions of this century. With their versatility, accessibility, and economy, these focused collections of everything digital are fast becoming the "banks" in which the world's wealth o...

David Bainbridgeis a senior lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. He holds a PhD in Optical Music Recognition from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand where he studied as a Commonwealth Scholar. Since moving to Waikato in 1996 he has continued to broadened his interest in digital media, while ret...

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Format:OtherDimensions:518 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:July 1, 2002Publisher:Morgan KaufmannLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contents
Preface
Acknowledgements
Chapter 1 Orientation: The world of digital libraries
Chapter 2 Preliminaries: Sorting out the ingredients
Chapter 3 Presentation: User interfaces
Chapter 4 Documents: The raw material
Chapter 5 Markup and metadata: Elements of organization
Chapter 6 Construction: Building collections
Chapter 7 Delivery: How Greenstone works
Chapter 8 Interoperability: Standards and protocols
Chapter 9 Visions: Future, past, and present
References
Glossary of terms
Appendix A Installing and operating Greenstone
Appendix B Greenstone source code