Digital Libraries: the infrastructure and the training needed.

Hopkinson, Alan (2009) Digital Libraries: the infrastructure and the training needed. In: 8th International CALIBER, 2-4 March 2011, Goa University.

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Abstract

In many developing countries there has always been a problem in acquiring and storing printed
materials because delivery was expensive and storage difficult in a humid climate. In the digital
era these problems are solvable and avoidable. However do not imagine that you can throw
away all the bibliographical standards that a physical library needs. Digital libraries need a good
index and need quality catalogue records and good classification to supplement full text indexing
which on its own can make retrieval of relevant materials difficult. Standards like MARC and
classification schemes are indispensible as are standards necessary to create the information
retrieval structure. Additionally librarians must work together in teams and provide good
information literacy training.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > Library and Student Support
Item ID: 8297
Depositing User: Mr A Hopkinson
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2012 07:13
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:23
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/8297

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