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Digital Libraries

Authors: Fabrice Papy Publisher: Elsevier Science Publication date: 2016 Publication language: Angielski Number of pages: 154 Publication formats: EAN: 9780081004869 ISBN: 9780081004869 Category: Computing & information technology Publisher's index: 9781785480454 Bibliographic note: Fabrice Papy is Professor at the University of Lorraine in France, where he is director of the Document numérique et Usages laboratory. His research focuses on the role of technological mediation in techno-informative devices.


he technological interoperability of digital libraries must be rethought in order to adapt to new uses and networks. Informative digital environments aimed at responding to heritage, cultural, scientific or commercial demands have taken over the global cyberspace and have redesigned the techno-informative landscape of the Web. However, while the technological models demonstrate their effectiveness and explain to a large extent the creation of digital libraries, archives and deposits, the subjacent concept of uses continues to cause debate.

The information technologies used by heterogeneous digital libraries enable a technical interoperability of content. This is not enough to allow the adhesion of a public connected to very different information profiles and techniques.  This book explores the avenues of a user-orientated interoperability where the questions of consultation interfaces and content description processes are studied.

  • Discusses Metadata as a resource for linking
  • Provides a practical approach
  • A valuable resource for anyone involved in digital library developments and digital collections and services


  • Front Cover 2
  • Digital Libraries: Interoperability and Uses 5
  • Copyright 6
  • Contents 7
  • Chapter 1: Information Retrieval, Web and Interoperability 9
    • 1.1. Information retrieval: from theory to practice 9
    • 1.2. Information sources and documentary resources 12
    • 1.3. Digital uses: IS and IR specificity 14
    • 1.4. From websites to new technical documentation architectures 17
    • 1.5. Digital libraries: between library and computer science 20
    • 1.6. Web interoperability 22
    • 1.7. Interoperability for use: RSS 25
    • 1.8. Interoperability in digital libraries 32
  • Chapter 2: Interoperability, Interface and Hypertext 37
    • 2.1. Digital spaces and territories 37
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