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Author Hopkinson, Alan
Source Inflibnet's Institutional Repository
Content type Text
Publisher INFLIBNET Centre
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Library & information sciences ♦ Technology
Subject Keyword Digital Libraries ♦ Electronic journals
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.
ISBN 9789381232002
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article