By Ian H. Witten, David Bainbridge, David M. Nichols
'How to construct a electronic Library' is the single ebook that gives all of the wisdom and instruments had to build and keep a electronic library, whatever the measurement or objective. it's the completely self-contained source for people, businesses, and associations wishing to place this robust software to paintings of their burgeoning info treasuries. the second one variation displays new advancements within the box in addition to within the Greenstone electronic Library open resource software program. partly I, the authors have further a complete new bankruptcy on person teams, consumer aid, collaborative shopping, consumer contributions, and so forth. there's additionally new fabric on content-based queries, map-based queries, cross-media queries. there's an elevated emphasis put on multimedia through including a "digitizing" part to every significant media kind. a brand new bankruptcy has additionally been additional on "internationalization," which will handle Unicode criteria, multi-language interfaces and collections, and matters with non-European languages (Chinese, Hindi, etc.). half II, the software program instruments part, has been thoroughly rewritten to mirror the hot advancements in Greenstone electronic Library software program, an across the world well known open resource software program device with a entire graphical facility for growing and protecting electronic libraries. As with the 1st version, a website, carried out as a electronic library, will accompany the ebook and supply entry to paint models of all figures, on-line appendices, a full-text sentence-level index, and an instantly generated word list of acronyms and their definitions. moreover, demonstration electronic library collections can be integrated to illustrate specific issues within the ebook. to entry the web content material please stopover at, http://www.greenstone.org/howto
*Outlines the historical past of libraries-- either conventional and digital-- and their effect on current practices and destiny instructions. *Written for either technical and non-technical audiences and covers the complete spectrum of media, together with textual content, pictures, audio, video, and comparable XML criteria. *Web-enhanced with software program documentation, colour illustrations, full-text index, resource code, and extra.