Fundamental issues, problems, and approaches to digital libraries, reflecting differing efforts and thinking in a number of fields and enterprises. Variety of digital library collections; organization, access, and use of digital libraries. Technical infrastructure; socioeconomic issues; integration of information resources; relation to traditional libraries. Current projects and initiatives.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand the complexities of digital libraries.
- Start their development toward a professional with expertise in digital libraries.
- Participate in creation of a digital library.
- Be involved in operation and organization of a digital library.
- Contribute to evaluation of a digital library or its services.
- Critically consider and evaluate advances in digital libraries, including research and development in general.
- Understand and follow many economic, legal, and social issues facing digital libraries.