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Digital Libraries and Information Access: Research Perspectives



An authoritative and truly global exploration of current research in digital libraries.
Internationally-renowned academics discuss what has been achieved with digital libraries and what we can expect in the future through the prism of research. The increasing number of digital libraries in all sectors and the pressure of ever demanding and diverse user needs has encouraged development of user-centred interfaces, intelligent search and retrieval capabilities, effective metadata description and contents organization.
In addition to the two editors who are renowned for their works in digital library research, this collection brings together established international names in the field to analyse these developments in relation to users and information access and the future trends and challenges that practitioners will face.
Readership: LIS students, academics and researchers interested in digital libraries and access and those developing, managing or just starting out with digital libraries.

Foreword - Christine L. Borgman
1. Digital libraries and information access: introduction - Gobinda Chowdhury and Schubert Foo
2. The design and architecture of digital libraries - Hussein Suleman
3. Metadata and crowdsourced data for access and interaction in digital library user interfaces - Ali Shiri and Dinesh Rathi
4. Information access - Gobinda Chowdhury and Schubert Foo
5. Collaborative search and retrieval in digital libraries - Dion Hoe-Lian Goh
6. The social element of digital libraries - Natalie Pang
7. Towards socially inclusive digital libraries - Chern Li Liew
8. Users' interactions with digital libraries - T. D. Wilson and Elena Macevičiūtė
9. Digital libraries and scholarly information: technology, market, users and usage - Jeonghyun Kim, Angel Durr and Suliman Hawamdeh
10. Digital libraries and open access - Gobinda Chowdhury and Schubert Foo
11. iSTEM: integrating subject categories from multiple repositories - Christopher C. Yang and Jung-ran Park
12. The usability of digital libraries - Sudatta Chowdhury
13. Intellectual property and digital libraries - Michael Fraser
14. Digital preservation: interoperability ad modum - Milena Dobreva and Raivo Ruusalepp
15. Digital libraries and information access: research trends - Gobinda Chowdhury and Schubert Foo

Professor Gobinda Chowdhury BSc Hons, MSc, PhD, FCLIP is Professor in Information Science at iSchool@northumbria, and Head of the Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences at Northumbria University. Before joining Northumbria University he was a Professor and Director of the Centre for Information and Knowledge Management at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. For over 25 years he has worked as an academic and researcher in information science in different parts of the world including Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia. For the past few years he has been actively involved in the iSchools activities. Professor Chowdhury has written or edited 15 books and over 150 research papers.
Schubert Foo BSc, MBA, PhD, CEng, CITP, FIMechE, FBCS, PPA(P) is Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Humanities at Nanyang Technological University. He was a former member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Information Science, Journal of Information and Knowledge Management and International Yearbook of Library and Information Management. He has co-written and edited a number of books including Knowledge Management Tools and Techniques, Design and Usability of Digital Libraries: Case Studies in the Asia Pacific, Social information retrieval systems: Emerging technologies and applications for searching the Web effectively, Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries: Design, Development and Impact.

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