By Jeffrey Rydberg-Cox (Auth.)
One of many significant demanding situations dealing with librarians and curators of electronic repositories are the cutting edge 'born electronic' records created by way of students within the humanities. those files diversity from the parsed corpora created by way of linguists to conventional reference details provided in digital databases, to wealthy, multi-media hypertexts combining audio, nonetheless and relocating video and textual content, and lots of different different types of fabric. Too usually, librarians give some thought to digital assets completely as supplying entry to subscription databases. This booklet encourages librarians to imagine holistically of the lifestyles cycle of digital assets from new goods being created at their establishment, to end-user entry, to long-term maintenance of electronic resources.
- Focuses on position of a electronic library within the entire existence cycle (creation, entry, long-term renovation) of electronic items created by way of students within the humanities
- Covers fresh advancements in humanities computing and their implications for electronic libraries
- Presents obtainable technical information regarding fields reminiscent of info retrieval and computational linguistics for a non-technical audience
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