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.
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Think big—but, in the first instance, act small. The important thing is to act. 7 Implementing a Digital Library: The Greenstone Software Part I of this book is general, drawing examples from the panoply of digital library innovation and implementation around the globe. But this is a practical book about how to build a digital library. Rather than attempting a high-level survey of the many different software products that are available, Part II focuses on a particular system for building digital libraries: the Greenstone Digital Library software from the New Zealand Digital Library Project at the University of Waikato.
Furthermore, expiry dates can be imposed, precluding permanent collections and archives. These measures go far beyond the traditional legal bounds of copyright. In the entertainment industry, DRM schemes are used to counter perceived threats of piracy. Some complain that these schemes are concerned solely with content owners’ rights, not with users’ rights. ” For example, the motion picture industry establishes control by compelling manufacturers to incorporate encryption into their products because it holds key patents on DVD players.
These institutions collect literature and artifacts and use them to disseminate knowledge and understanding of different times and cultures. Digital libraries, however, open up the possibility of flexible and coherent multimedia collections that are both fully searchable and browsable in multiple dimensions—and permit more active participation by indigenous people in preserving and disseminating their own culture, as is illustrated by the example of the Zia Pueblo. The principal participants here are by definition the indigenous people themselves: the technological world assumes the role of catalyst, midwife, and consumer—once indigenous culture has been recorded, it will find a fascinated, sympathetic, and perhaps influential audience elsewhere.