Practical digital libraries : books, bytes, and bucks / Michael Lesk.

Offers a wide ranging overview of digital libraries currently available; analizes economic and intellectual property issues in the emerging digital environment and show how text, images and audio and video can be represented, distributed, used and collected as forms of knowledge.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Lesk, Michael.
Format: Book
Published: San Francisco, Calif. : Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, [1997]
Series:Morgan Kaufmann series in multimedia information and systems.
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Evolution of Libraries
  • 2. Text Access Methods
  • 3. Images of Pages
  • 4. Multimedia Storage and Access
  • 5. Knowledge Representation Methods
  • 6. Distribution
  • 7. Usability and Retrieval Evaluation
  • 8. Collections and Preservation
  • 9. Economics
  • 10. Intellectual Property Rights
  • 11. International Activities
  • 12. Future: Ubiquity, Diversity, Creativity, and Public Policy.