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Practical Digital Libraries: Books, Bytes, and Bucks (Morgan Kaufmann Series in Multimedia Information and Systems)

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Publisher Comments:

A digital library is not merely a collection of electronic information. It is an organized and digitized system of data that can serve as a rich resource for its user community. This authoritative and accessible guide for librariansand computer scientists explores the technologies behind digital libraries, the choices to be made in building them, and the economic and policy structures that affect them.

The most comprehensive book on the subject, Practical Digital Libraries

* offers the most wide-ranging overview of digital libraries currently available

* analyzes economic and intellectual issues in the emerging digital environment

* shows how text, images, audio, and video can be represented, distributed, used, and collected as forms of knowledge

Book News Annotation:

For librarians and fellow computer scientists, Lesk explores the technologies behind digital libraries, the choices to be made in building them, and the economic and policy structures that affect them. He traces briefly the historical evolution of libraries, and treats such dimensions as text access, images of pages, distribution, intellectual property, preservation, and international activities.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"While others speculate on the organizational dilemmas facing libraries and
universities in a digital information environment or argue the relative philosophical merits of print versus digital media, Lesk has constructed an on-the-ground picture of the various working components of the digital
environment. Viewed as a whole and with an engineering sense of composition, his picture is remarkable--almost astonishing--because it reveals how advanced the digital environment has truly become."

    --Donald J. Waters

    Associate University Librarian, Yale University


A digital library is not merely a collection of electronic information. It is an organized and digitized system of data that can serve as a rich resource for its user community. This authoritative and accessible guide for librarians and computer scientists explores the technologies behind digital libraries, the choices to be made in building them, and the economic and policy structures that affect them.

The most comprehensive book on the subject, Practical Digital Libraries

  • offers the most wide-ranging overview of digital libraries currently available
  • analyzes economic and intellectual issues in the emerging digital environment
  • shows how text, images, audio, and video can be represented, distributed, used, and collected as forms of knowledge

Synopsis:

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The most comprehensive book on the subject, Practical Digital Libraries

  • offers the most wide-ranging overview of digital libraries currently available

  • analyzes economic and intellectual issues in the emerging digital environment

  • shows how text, images, audio, and video can be represented, distributed, used, and collected as forms of knowledge

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-283) and index.

About the Author

Michael Lesk joined the computer science research group at Bell Laboratories after receiving his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Physics in 1969. He went on to manage the computer science research group at Bellcore, where he is now a chief research scientist. He is best known for his work in electronic libraries, but has worked in document production and retrieval software, computer networks, computer languages, and human-computer interfaces as well. Past chair of the Association for Computing Machinery’s special interest groups on Language Analysis and Information Retrieval, Lesk was Senior Visiting Fellow of the British Library in 1987 and is currently Visiting Professor of Computer Science at University College London. Lesk has been recently elected to the US National Academy of Engineering, in recognition of his contributions to UNIX applications, information systems, and digital libraries.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558604599
Subtitle:
Books, Bytes, and Bucks
Author:
Lesk, Michael
Author:
Lesk
Publisher:
Morgan Kaufmann
Location:
San Francisco, Calif. :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Automation
Subject:
Database Management - General
Subject:
Information Storage & Retrieval
Subject:
Library & Information Science
Subject:
Libraries
Subject:
Digital libraries
Subject:
Library information networks
Subject:
Digital libraries -- United States.
Subject:
Libraries -- United States -- Special collections -- Computer files.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Morgan Kaufmann Series in Multimedia Information and Systems (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
104-726
Publication Date:
19970701
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.55x7.69x.85 in. 1.72 lbs.

Related Subjects

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Practical Digital Libraries: Books, Bytes, and Bucks (Morgan Kaufmann Series in Multimedia Information and Systems)
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"Synopsis" by ,

"While others speculate on the organizational dilemmas facing libraries and
universities in a digital information environment or argue the relative philosophical merits of print versus digital media, Lesk has constructed an on-the-ground picture of the various working components of the digital
environment. Viewed as a whole and with an engineering sense of composition, his picture is remarkable--almost astonishing--because it reveals how advanced the digital environment has truly become."

    --Donald J. Waters

    Associate University Librarian, Yale University


A digital library is not merely a collection of electronic information. It is an organized and digitized system of data that can serve as a rich resource for its user community. This authoritative and accessible guide for librarians and computer scientists explores the technologies behind digital libraries, the choices to be made in building them, and the economic and policy structures that affect them.

The most comprehensive book on the subject, Practical Digital Libraries

  • offers the most wide-ranging overview of digital libraries currently available
  • analyzes economic and intellectual issues in the emerging digital environment
  • shows how text, images, audio, and video can be represented, distributed, used, and collected as forms of knowledge

"Synopsis" by , br>

The most comprehensive book on the subject, Practical Digital Libraries

  • offers the most wide-ranging overview of digital libraries currently available

  • analyzes economic and intellectual issues in the emerging digital environment

  • shows how text, images, audio, and video can be represented, distributed, used, and collected as forms of knowledge

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