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Virtual Collection in Digital Libraries

Vibhuti Agarwal (Author)
Synopsis Digital libraries are a set of electronic resources and associated technical capabilities for creating, searching, and using information. Almost all digital libraries are made up of a number of virtual elements including the internet and intranets; integrated access to information; digitization of materials; access to electronic publication; electronic document delivery; resource sharing; cooperative developments; and, end-user services. A digital library that contains virtual collections helps its users in several ways. For a digital library to be able to easily create and remove virtual collections, to associate resources with different virtual collections in a flexible way, and to help users find the use the virtual collections, the library must have a structured approach to representing these collections. This book introduce the concept of virtual collections and outline the costs and benefits for defining such collections. It discusses the implications f virtual collections for enhancing interoperability and sharing across digital libraries. Students and professionals of library and information science will benefit from the contents of the book.
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About the author

Vibhuti Agarwal

Dr. Vibhuti Agarwal has been associated with the field of information science for nearly five years. After having worked at the Centre for Information processing, she worked with Institute of health science, Bombay. Since then she has taken a keen interest in introducing on-line information services and database services in collaboration with Information Services Inc., U.K. She has presented a number of papers and visited several countries.

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Bibliographic information

Title Virtual Collection in Digital Libraries
Format Hardcover
Date published: 24.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rajat Publications
Language: English
isbn 8178802570
length viii+268p., Bibliography; Index; 23cm.