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Development of digital libraries : an American perspective
Marcum, Deanna B.
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Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, [2001]

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xiii, 347 pages ; 25 cm.
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Papers presented from 1994 to 1998 at the Kanazawa Institute of Technology (KIT) International Roundtable on Library and Information Science.
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Every year, leading librarians, scholars, and administrators from the United States are invited to give papers on important library-related topics at the Kanazawa Institute of Technology's Roundtable. From 1995 to 1999, some aspect of digital library development was the theme of the symposium, and the essays in this collection are all devoted to that topic.

In these essays, some of the most innovative thinkers and practitioners discuss how digital libraries have been conceived and implemented in the United States. Insight into the policy, legal, and technical frameworks of digital libraries is given, while honest views of problems encountered in trying to integrate digital and traditional libraries are given. Finally, some of the essays explore how users are affected by digital library services.

Author Notes

DEANNA B. MARCUM is President of the Council on Library and Information Resources in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Kakugyo S. ChikuStanley ChodorowElaine SloanPaul Evan PetersRichard A. LanhamJerry D. CampbellMichael LeskAnn J. WolpertAnn B. OkersonPeter LymanDonald J. WatersDeanna B. MarcumRachael K. AndersonPeter B. HirtleBrian L. HawkinsLaura CampbellLeigh Swain and Susan HaighDaniel E. AtkinsSusan K. NutterJack M. WilsonJoseph W. JanesBeverly P. LynchWilliam D. Walker
Figures and Tablesp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xv
I. Perspectives on the Library in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 1
1. Scholarship, Information, and Libraries in the Electronic Agep. 3
2. The Impact of Information Technologies on the Role of Research Libraries in Teaching and Learning in the United Statesp. 16
3. The Life of the Mind in a World Transformed by Networks and Digital Librariesp. 26
4. What's Happening to the Book?p. 40
5. The Impact of Digital Technology on Libraries: A Chaotic Revolutionp. 49
6. The Future Value of Digital Information and Digital Librariesp. 63
II. Meeting the Challenges of the Digital Libraryp. 83
7. The Library as Provider of Digital Resources for Teaching and Scholarshipp. 85
8. Can We Afford Digital Information? Libraries? An Early Assessment of Economic Prospects for Digital Publicationsp. 95
9. Intellectual Property Policy for an Information Societyp. 109
10. The Uses of Digital Libraries: Some Technological, Political, and Economic Considerationsp. 127
11. Digital Preservation: An Updatep. 148
12. The Impact of Digital Libraries on Library Staffing and Educationp. 155
13. Government Records in a Digital Worldp. 170
14. A View on the Ecology of Informationp. 187
III. The Digital Library in the Service of Research and Education: Some Experiencesp. 211
15. The Library of Congress's National Digital Library: Reaching Out to Schools and Libraries through the Internetp. 213
16. Toward Libraries' Digital Future: The Canadian Digital Library Experiencep. 225
17. The Future of Libraries and Library Schoolsp. 244
18. Redefining the University through Educational and Information Technologies: North Carolina State University, Its Libraries, and Distance Educationp. 253
19. Re-engineering the Undergraduate Curriculump. 272
20. The Internet Public Library: Development and Futurep. 283
21. Public Libraries in the United States: Service to Business and Industryp. 304
22. Prognosis on Becoming Digital: Digital Information, Global Networks, and Business Educationp. 316
Indexp. 333
About the Contributorsp. 345