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How to Build a Digital Library, Second Edition (Morgan Kaufmann Series in Multimedia Information and Systems (Paperback))

How to construct a electronic Library experiences wisdom and tools to build and preserve a electronic library, whatever the dimension or purpose. A source for people, enterprises, and associations wishing to place this robust software to paintings of their burgeoning details treasuries.

The moment variation reflects developments within the box in addition to within the Greenstone electronic Library open resource software program. partly I, the authors have extra a whole new bankruptcy on person teams, person aid, collaborative shopping, consumer contributions, and so forth. there's additionally new fabric on content-based queries, map-based queries, cross-media queries. there's an elevated emphasis put on multimedia by means of including a "digitizing" part to every significant media kind. a brand new bankruptcy has additionally been further on "internationalization,"  which will deal with Unicode criteria, multi-language interfaces and collections, and matters with non-European languages (Chinese, Hindi, etc.).

Part II, the software program instruments part, has been thoroughly rewritten to mirror the recent advancements in Greenstone electronic Library software program, an across the world well known open resource software program device with a accomplished graphical facility for developing and holding electronic libraries.

  • Outlines the background of libraries on either conventional and digital
  • Written for either technical and non-technical audiences and covers the complete spectrum of media, together with textual content, photographs, audio, video, and similar XML standards
  • Web-enhanced with software program documentation, colour illustrations, full-text index, resource code, and more

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