2.0 Definition of Digital Library
3.0 Objectives of Digital Library
- To collect, store, organise and access information in digital form via communication channels.
- To meet the requirements of patrons by providing better services
- To provide personalized and retrospective services in efficient way
- To have large digitized databases
- To save time of library staff by avoiding routine jobs
- To provide coherent view of all information within a library in any format
- To serve widely dispersed communities throughout the network
- To minimize massive storage and space problem of large libraries
- To reduce cost involved in various library activities.
4.0 Why Digital Libraries
- to speed up the systematic development of the means to collect, store, and organize information and knowledge in digital form, and of digital library collections,
- to promote the economical and efficient delivery of information to all parts of society,
- to encourage co-operative efforts which leverage the considerable investment in research resources, computing and communications network,
- to strengthen communication and collaboration between and among the research, business, government and educational communities, to contribute to the lifelong learning opportunities of all people.
5.0 Characteristics of Digital Library
6.1 Stand-alone Digital Library (SDL)
6.2. Federated Digital Library (FDL)
6.3. Harvested Digital Library (HDL)
- A HDL holds only metadata with pointers to the holdings that are "one click away" in Cyberspace.
- Developed by Library Professionals, or Computer Scientists
7. Benefits of Digital Libraries
8.3 Hardware and Software Planning
8.4 Human Resource Planning
8.5 Financial Planning
9. Digital Library Implementation
9.1 Promotion and Provision of Services
10. Purchase of Hardware and Software
10.1 Selection of Material for Digitisation and Born Digital
- Developing institutional policies on selection for digitization
- Assessing collections
- Existing projects
- When is it advisable not to digitization?
- Works in the public domain
- Exception to copyright; library and preservation copying and fair use
- Getting permissions to use copyrights materials
- Potentially sensitive materials
- Caretaking online content
- Managing copyright of digital materials
- Managing or restricting access