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By Ian H. Witten, David Bainbridge, David M. Nichols

'How to construct a electronic Library' is the one ebook that gives the entire wisdom and instruments had to build and preserve a electronic library, whatever the dimension or function. it's the completely self-contained source for people, corporations, and associations wishing to place this strong software to paintings of their burgeoning info treasuries. the second one variation displays new advancements within the box in addition to within the Greenstone electronic Library open resource software program. partially I, the authors have further a whole new bankruptcy on consumer teams, person aid, collaborative searching, person contributions, etc. there's additionally new fabric on content-based queries, map-based queries, cross-media queries. there's an elevated emphasis put on multimedia through including a "digitizing" part to every significant media kind. a brand new bankruptcy has additionally been additional on "internationalization,"  which will tackle Unicode criteria, multi-language interfaces and collections, and concerns with non-European languages (Chinese, Hindi, etc.). half II, the software program instruments part, has been thoroughly rewritten to mirror the hot advancements in Greenstone electronic Library software program, an the world over well known open resource software program instrument with a complete graphical facility for developing and preserving electronic libraries. As with the 1st version, an internet site, carried out as a electronic library, will accompany the e-book and supply entry to paint types of all figures, on-line appendices, a full-text sentence-level index, and an immediately generated word list of acronyms and their definitions. furthermore, demonstration electronic library collections could be integrated to illustrate specific issues within the ebook. to entry the web content material please stopover at,

*Outlines the background of libraries-- either conventional and digital-- and their impression on current practices and destiny instructions. *Written for either technical and non-technical audiences and covers the complete spectrum of media, together with textual content, photos, audio, video, and comparable XML criteria. *Web-enhanced with software program documentation, colour illustrations, full-text index, resource code, and extra.

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