Building Digital Libraries: A How-To-Do-It Manual For Archivists & Librarians

$82.00
ALA Member: 
$ 73.80
Item Number: 
978-1-55570-617-3
Publisher: 
ALA Neal-Schuman
Pages: 
277
Width: 
8 12"
Height: 
11"
  • Description

Librarians embarking on the challenge of building a digital collection have their work cut out for them – and here is the book to help launch and complete the mission! Easy to understand, this guide demonstrates how resources are created, distributed, and accessed – and how librarians can keep up with the latest technologies for successfully completing these tasks. Chapters walk you step-by-step through all of the stages. This book offers detailed advice for:

* Planning for and assessing the purpose of your digital repository
* Acquiring, processing, classifying and describing digital content
* Storing documents
* Choosing a platform
* Specific technologies useful to digital repositories (XML, SOAP, and more)
* Sharing data
* Federated searching of repositories
* Understanding information-access issues
* Analyzing repository use
* Migrating to new platforms and accommodating new types of data