Aph Publishing Corporation
This publication titled, Digital Libraries and Digitazaiton provides readers with detailed description of digital library, its elements, concepts, types, examples and scope. A case study is also given. The electronic libraries are discussed with focus on e-books and electronic journal. An overview of the guidelines and functions of digital library is given, highlighting features like demand ascertaining, weeding out, ordering of books, accessioning, and maintenance. The guidelines for software and system selection in digital library are also reflected upon with focus on procedure to determine hardware and software requirements; and software evaluation. Also, the intellectual property and copyright issues in digital libraries are discussed. Focus also lies on preservation and digital information infrastructure in digital libraries. Digital library organizations around the world are described with a comparative study of Indian and British systems.
About the Author
Purushottam Tiwari, a well-known library and information scientist, is working as a professor of library and information science since 2000. His teaching areas cover Information Science; Library Automation, Electronic Management and Copyright Issues. His research interests are based around Knowledge Management, Citation Studies, Electronic Publishing and Electronic Libraries. He has been a member in the editorial board of many scholarly publications. He also serves as a consultant of commercial organizattions, database producers, academic institutions, database producers, academic institutions, libraries and government departments on market research, national information policies, business development, copyright, licences, data protection and database design.
Table of Contents
Digital Library: Elements, Concepts and Scope
Electronic Libraries: Focus on E-books and Electronic Journal
Guidelines and Functions of Digital Library: An Overview
Guidelines for Software and System Selection in Digital Library
Intellectual Property and Copyright Issues in Digital Libraries
Focus on Preservation and Digital Information Infrastructure in Digital Libraries
Library Organization around the World: A Comparative Study of Indian and British Systems