G.G. Chowdhury is Professor in Information Science at iSchool@northumbria, and Head of the Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences at Northumbria University, UK.
Digital Libraries and Information Access: Research Perspectives
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- Table of Contents
- About the Authors
- Design and architecture of digital libraries
- Metadata and crowdsourced data for access and interaction in digital library user interfaces
- Collaborative search and retrieval in digital libraries
- Towards socially inclusive digital libraries
- Users' interactions with digital libraries
- iSTEM: integrating subject categories from multiple repositories
- Intellectual property and digital libraries
Providing an invaluable resource for LIS students, academics and researchers interested in digital libraries and access, it is also a useful introduction to developments for those developing, managing or just starting out with digital libraries.
ForewordChristine L. Borgman
"These discussions not only highlight the impact users have on the creation and development of digital libraries, but they also address the impact social issues such as the digital divide, social inclusion, information literacy and web accessibility have on digital library use and access … a welcome addition to the literature on this topic."
--Online Information Review
"Chowdhury and Foo have shaped a compilation of thoughtful approaches to current issues in digital libraries as they relate to information access. The authors throughout provide numerous opportunities to extend the reader's exploration of these topics by virtue of well-chosen case studies, timely examples, and identified trends, as well as the comprehensive bibliographies included with each chapter."
— Library Resources & Technical Services