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Title:
Using massive digital libraries : a LITA guide
Author:
Weiss, Andrew, 1971- , author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Chicago : ALA TechSource, An imprint of the American Library Association, 2014.
Physical Description:
xi, 163 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
"The creation of massive digital libraries is your existential crisis. After all, some say they may lead to the demise of traditional libraries. Recognizing libraries as a "big idea" that has been implemented in many ways over thousands of years, author Andrew Weiss is not so gloomy. He explores the question of how libraries will adapt, applying and using massive digital libraries. Using the authors criteria for a massive digital libraries, you'll have a firm understanding of their characteristics. You'll track the path of Google Books and the early proponents of the Very Large Digital Library as it met the protests of the scholarly communication community. You'll learn about library practices of the massive digital libraries and how traditional libraries are developing applications, with coverage such as: comparing the collection development approaches of Google Books and Hathi Trust Appplications, such as MDL for research in digital humanities, catalog integration through the Google Book API, Culturenomics and the Google Ngram viewer. 4 case studies of library projects with Google Books"--
General Note:
"For more information on digital formats, visit the ALA Store at alastore.ala.org and select eEditions"--Verso title page.
Language:
English
Contents:
Background: A brief history of digital libraries--or, How did we get here? ; Massive digital libraries--or, Where are we? ; Major players and their characteristics--or, Who's at the party? ; Impact on librarianship--or, How do I deal with this? -- The philosophical issues: The copyright conundrum--or, How is this allowed? ; Colllection development--or, How did I get this? ; Collection diversity--or, Why is this missing? ; Access--or, Why can't I get this? -- Practical applications: Using MDLs in libraries--or, To what end? ; Four MDL studies.
ISBN:
9780838912355
Format :
Book

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Some have viewed sthe ascendance of the digital library as some kind of existential apocalypse, nothing less than the beginning of the end for the traditional library. But Weiss, recognizing the concept of the library as a "big idea" that has been implemented in many ways over thousands of years, is no so gloomy. In this thought-provoking and unabashedly optimistic book, he explores how massive digital libraries are already adapting to society's needs, and looks ahead to the massive digital libraries of tomorrow, covering * The ahthor's criteria for defining massive digital libraries * A history of Google books and the Very Large Digital Library, with a refresher on the initial protests of the scholarly communication community * Practices of massive digital libraries, and how traditional libraries are evolving to integrate their presence * A comparison of the collection development approaches of Google Books and Hathi Trust * Library applications, such as MDL for research in digital humanities, catalog integration through the Google Book API, Culturenomics, and the Google Ngram viewer * Case studies of library projects with Google Books, with analysis of aspects such as legibility of scans, metadata accuracy, culture, and diversity


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