ERIC Number: ED450757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
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Digital Libraries on the Internet.
Sharon, Taly; Frank, Ariel J.
This paper discusses digital libraries on the Internet. The resource repository hierarchy, consisting of two major paradigms, search engines (SEs) and digital libraries, is presented. SEs are classified into three categories: basic-SE, directory, and meta-SE. The following six major characteristics of a library are summarized: collection of data objects; collection of metadata structures; collection of services; domain focus; quality control; and preservation. Three classifications of libraries are described: the paper/analog library, the automated/hybrid library, and the digital library. Digital libraries are further subdivided into three categories, i.e., stand-alone digital library, federated digital library, and harvested digital library (HDL), and these categories are compared. The harvesting model for HDLs is discussed, and the Katsir HDL, currently being developed at Bar-Ilan University (Israel) is described. Differences between SEs and digital libraries are considered. (Contains 17 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Classification, Comparative Analysis, Electronic Libraries, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Internet, Library Services, Metadata
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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