Rochtanek enumerate Three Characteristics A digital Library is a collection of texts, images, or data that has been digitized.
a digital library should have a system to index and navigate or retrieve information. a digital library should have at least one specified community users.
Examples Web could be considered the world’s largest digital library. Project Gutenberg2nd early digital library was begun in 1971 at the University of Pennysylvania.
Google Books a current, and much more controversial digital library.
Considerations that must be dealt with when a librarian is constructing a digital libraryAn enormous number of digitized texts are available.• Which ones will you use?• Will you provide links to where they currently reside on web?
Perhaps most important of all is there is a huge number of books out there,• Are they what you and your patrons will want, need and use?
Tools have been developed that allow retrieval this information.• Do they allow you and your patron to retrieve this information?
Copyright issues are associated with the almost all digital content, whether digitized or obtained from subscription databases.• Will your students and teachers keep in mind that fair use does not excluder educational institutions from copyright law.
Standards are in place for interoperability.• Will this be a big issue for school librarian or is a technology coordinator available and knowledgeable so that you and he or she can discuss the unification of standards on the digital you create?
The design of the DL should be a user- centered. While there are a lot of nifty design things you can do.• Do they support the user or make it more difficult for the user?
Creating and maintaining a DL requires a tremendous administrative commitment.• Do you have the skills an time to do it?
Funds must be available for a DL project.• Will you have sufficient funding to do this?If funding for DL project is not available it will never succeed.
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