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code IS479
credit_hours 3
title Digital Libraries
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prequisites IS171
credit hours 3
Description/Outcomes Digital Libraries (DLs) encompass more than traditional information retrieval or database methods and techniques. DLs are used as a general term to cover all forms of web sites with rich services that target a core community. A brief history of DL development, techniques, protocols, tools and approaches will be covered. Case studies will be performed on various DLs. The class will focus heavily on project work, especially developing a digital library with a suite of common tools and emerging standards. At the end of the course, students will be prepared to develop, evaluate, or apply digital library technologies in their work or research environment.
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objectives 1. Understand what a digital library is.
2. Discuss history of digital library development briefly.
3. Discuss various DL protocols and techniques.
4. Discuss DL tools and approaches.
5. Compare various DLs.
6. Develop a DL with a suite of common tools and emerging standards.
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ref. books 1. William Y. Arms, Digital Libraries (Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing), The MIT Press.
2. Michael Lesk, Understanding Digital Libraries, Morgan Kaufmann.
3. Art Rhyno, Using Open Source Systems for Digital Libraries, Libraries Unlimited.
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textbook Christopher D. Manning, Prabhakar Raghavan, Schutze, Introduction To Information Retrieval, Cambridge University Press.
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