Digital library collections: repositories
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Exploring Digital Libraries, Chapter 4
This chapter and the next discuss digital libraries and the web through the lens of collections and collection building. This chapter begins with an exploration of the parallel but separate developments of the web, digital library repositories, and hybrid libraries. It then turns to an examination of digital library repositories. Topics include numbers, usage, and discoverability of repositories; current position and roles; systems and software; federation and dissemination of repository content; next generation repository systems; and cyberinfrastructure, data and e-research support. The next chapter moves on to the examination of hybrid libraries, then concludes with thoughts about advances, opportunities and challenges for both hybrid libraries and repositories.
This is a preprint of a chapter whose final and definitive form was co-published in Exploring Digital Libraries: Foundations, Practice, Prospects by Facet Publishing (2014) and ALA Neal-Schuman (2014).
Subject repositories; Institutional repositories; Hybrid libraries; Web search engines; Discovery systems; Open access; Scholarly communication; Google and Google Scholar; OAI-PMH; Web services and APIs; Object Reuse and Exchange (ORE)
Calhoun, Karen. “Digital library collections: repositories.” In Exploring Digital Libraries: Foundations, Practice, Prospects. London: Facet Publishing; Chicago: ALA Neal-Schuman, 2014. ISBNs 9781856048200, 1856048209; 9781555709853, 1555709850.