Preface

Context of the book

The emergence of digital libraries provides an unprecedented opportunity for broader and easier access to a variety of information resources and new potential for their use. Just like there are different definitions in terms of what constitutes a digital library, different approaches have been applied to the development of the main components of digital libraries—the collection, digitalization, organization, design, preservation, retrieval, and evaluation of digital libraries. The field of digital libraries is constantly changing with the introduction of new formats, standards, technologies, best practices, and the evolving concepts of digital library design, evaluation, preservation, and digital curation. There is a ...

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