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How to Build a Digital Library, 2nd Edition

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How to Build a Digital Library is the only book that offers all the knowledge and tools needed to construct and maintain a digital library, regardless of the size or purpose. It is the perfectly self-contained resource for individuals, agencies, and institutions wishing to put this powerful tool to work in their burgeoning information treasuries. The Second Edition reflects new developments in the field as well as in the Greenstone Digital Library open source software. In Part I, the authors have added an entire new chapter on user groups, user support, collaborative browsing, user contributions, and so on. There is also new material on content-based queries, map-based queries, cross-media queries. There is an increased emphasis placed on multimedia by adding a "digitizing" section to each major media type. A new chapter has also been added on "internationalization,"  which will address Unicode standards, multi-language interfaces and collections, and issues with non-European languages (Chinese, Hindi, etc.). Part II, the software tools section, has been completely rewritten to reflect the new developments in Greenstone Digital Library Software, an internationally popular open source software tool with a comprehensive graphical facility for creating and maintaining digital libraries. As with the First Edition, a web site, implemented as a digital library, will accompany the book and provide access to color versions of all figures, two online appendices, a full-text sentence-level index, and an automatically generated glossary of acronyms and their definitions. In addition, demonstration digital library collections will be included to demonstrate particular points in the book. to access the online content please visit, http://www.greenstone.org/howto



    *Outlines the history of libraries-- both traditional and digital-- and their impact on present practices and future directions. *Written for both technical and non-technical audiences and covers the entire spectrum of media, including text, images, audio, video, and related XML standards. *Web-enhanced with software documentation, color illustrations, full-text index, source code, and more.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Copyright
  4. Preface
  5. Chapter 1. Orientation
  6. 1.1. Libraries and Digital Libraries
  7. 1.2. The Changing Face of Libraries
  8. 1.3. Searching for Sophocles
  9. 1.4. Digital Libraries in Developing Countries
  10. 1.5. The Pen Is Mighty: Wield It Wisely
  11. 1.6. Planning a Digital Library
  12. 1.7. Implementing a Digital Library: The Greenstone Software
  13. 1.8. Notes and Sources
  14. Chapter 2. People in digital libraries
  15. 2.1. Roles
  16. 2.2. Identity
  17. 2.3. Help and User Support Services
  18. 2.4. Working with Digital Collections
  19. 2.5. User Contributions
  20. 2.6. Notes and Sources
  21. Chapter 3. Presentation
  22. 3.1. Presenting Textual Documents
  23. 3.2. Presenting Multimedia Documents
  24. 3.3. Document Surrogates
  25. 3.4. Searching
  26. 3.5. Metadata Browsing
  27. 3.6. Putting It All Together
  28. 3.7. Notes and Sources
  29. Chapter 4. Textual documents
  30. 4.1. Representing Textual Documents
  31. 4.2. Textual Images
  32. 4.3. Web Documents: HTML and XML
  33. 4.4. Presenting Web Documents: CSS and XSL
  34. 4.5. Page Description Languages: PostScript and PDF
  35. 4.6. Word-Processor Documents
  36. 4.7. Other Documents
  37. 4.8. Notes and Sources
  38. Chapter 5. Multimedia
  39. 5.1. Introducing Compression and Transforms
  40. 5.2. Audio
  41. 5.3. Images
  42. 5.4. Video
  43. 5.5. Rich Media
  44. 5.6. Music
  45. 5.7. Notes and Sources
  46. Chapter 6. Metadata
  47. 6.1. Characteristics of Metadata
  48. 6.2. Bibliographic Metadata
  49. 6.3. Metadata for Multimedia
  50. 6.4. Metadata for Compound Objects
  51. 6.5. Metadata Quality
  52. 6.6. Extracting Metadata
  53. 6.7. Notes and Sources
  54. Chapter 7. Interoperability
  55. 7.1. Z39.50 Protocol
  56. 7.2. Open Archives Initiative
  57. 7.3. Object Identification
  58. 7.4. Web Services
  59. 7.5. Authentication and Security
  60. 7.6. DSpace and Fedora
  61. 7.7. Notes and Sources
  62. Chapter 8. Internationalization
  63. 8.1. Multilingual interfaces and documents
  64. 8.2. Unicode
  65. 8.3. Hindi and indic scripts
  66. 8.4. Word segmentation and sorting
  67. 8.5. Notes and sources
  68. Chapter 9. Visions
  69. 9.1. Libraries of the future
  70. 9.2. Preserving the past
  71. 9.3. Trends in digital libraries
  72. 9.4. Digital libraries for oral cultures
  73. 9.5. Notes and sources
  74. Chapter 10. Building collections
  75. 10.1. The Reader's Interface
  76. 10.2. The Librarian Interface
  77. 10.3. Working with Documents
  78. 10.4. Formatting
  79. 10.5. Dealing with Metadata
  80. 10.6. Non-Textual Documents
  81. 10.7. Learning More
  82. Chapter 11. Operating and interoperating
  83. 11.1. Inside Greenstone
  84. 11.2. Operational Aspects
  85. 11.3. Command-Line Operation
  86. 11.4. Under the Hood
  87. 11.5. Interoperating
  88. 11.6. Distributed Operation
  89. 11.7. Large-Scale Usage
  90. Chapter 12. Design patterns for advanced user interfaces
  91. 12.1. Format Statements and Macros
  92. 12.2. Design Patterns
  93. 12.3. The Greenstone Research Project
  94. Glossary
  95. References
  96. Index