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Digital Libraries: Methods and Applications

Digital Libraries: Methods and Applications

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This book attempts to spread the practical experiences of solutions to the operation of digital libraries. To specify interdisciplinary routes towards successful applications, the chapters in the book reveal the allegation of digital libraries in the context of design, operation, and promotion. Without common agreement on a broadly accepted model of digital libraries, authors from diverse fields seek to develop theories and empirical investigations that to advance our understanding of digital libraries.

Digital libraries are much more than we can ever imagine. If you have the link then you have the material needed at hand, whether it is books, videos, art, etc. it may be there. Then you have the people behind the scenes, working hard to push out content at a rapid pace. They must have a management system, a device to run the software on, and the material to digitize (if they have the copyright), etc. Going even further back, we have the people who helped shape what digital libraries are today. Vannevar Bush and J.C.R. Licklider’s ideas sparked a digital revolution. You have the men who made the digital libraries that are used today popular. You also have the men who made the first mouse, the first computer, and the first keyboard. The reason these three are mentioned is because how else can we view our digital libraries today if these devices were never invented. Also, the guy who created the World Wide Web (WWW). They all are founders of the technology we use today.

In this book, digital libraries will be explained, introducing things you may not have known, from the history to the future of digital libraries. What has changed? Where will it go from here?

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Singh Born on February 20, 1961. Graduated from Agra University, obtained his M.A.
(English), B.Ed., B.L.I.S. degree and P.G.D. in Hotel and Tourism Management from Agra University, M.A. (Hindi)
degree from Rohilkhand University and M.L.I.S. degree from Annamalai, Madras. His doctoral research topic
for award of Ph.D. degree in Library and Information Science was “Total Quality Management in IIT’s Libraries.”
Besides all these academic quali cations Dr. Singh has also obtained his M.A. (A. I. H. & C.) from Agra University
and P.G.D. (Lan) from University of Hyderabad.
Dr. Singh has attended several professional and academic courses as well as seminars held at Vrindavan,
Warangal, Aligarh, Ghaziabad, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Hyderabad Vadodara, Jhansi, New Delhi, Faridabad,
Lucknow, Nainital and Allahabad on various themes pertaining to Library and Information Science.
He has contributed research papers in Journals and Library Seminars. He has authored more than half a dozen
books on various disciplines of the Library and Information Science. His  eld of specialization are (i) E-Journals
(ii) Library Automation and Networking (iii) Retro-Conversion and (iv) Manuscriptology.
Before joining the Avadh University in 2001, he notably served as Librarian/HOD at the Institute of Oriental
Philosophy, Vrindavan (Mathura) for 11 years. He is Life Member of ILA, UPLA and IASLIC.
Presently Dr. Singh is University Librarian and HOD, besides Convener Member, Board of Studies, Department
of Library And Information Science, Dr. RML Avadh University, Faizabad (UP).