Challenges for the Digital Libraries and Standards to solve them

Hopkinson, Alan (2009) Challenges for the Digital Libraries and Standards to solve them. CALIBER 2009: e-content manaagement and strategies .

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There are numerous challenges in organising a digital ilbrary (DL) and successfully get to the user the articles he/she wants. Some of the problems have already been addressed and a few more are yet to be solved. Various standards have already been developed in storage and retrieval of digital data which are described here. They range from the standards that cover Portable Document Format files through the standards that govern international cataloguing efforts to standards for searching. Others are still under development and are described in the state in which they are currently. In conclusion, standards are necessary for every aspect of the digital library. New standards are being developed by the formal international and national standards bodies and one set up especially for the purpose such as COUNTER has been highlighted.

Item Type:Article
Keywords (uncontrolled):Digital Library, Standards, Digital Storage and Retrieval, Digital Preservation, COUNTER
Research Areas:A. > Library and Student Support
ID Code:6330
Deposited On:29 Jul 2010 14:42
Last Modified:15 Aug 2014 00:42

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