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Internet Digital Libraries: The International Dimension

   by Jack Kessler

    Artech House Publishers
    December, 1996


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Editorial description(s):

Book News, Inc.
A nontechnical survey of international digital libraries offering a review of different projects being created in the US, Europe, Asia, India, Australia, and Indonesia. Kessler (president, A.K. Co., Inc.) outlines the language, politics, and business practices affecting international digital library development and access, and the current status of each different project. In addition, he compares the initiatives and highlights the different approaches that must be adopted for international efforts. The appendices include information on French libraries online, electronic conferences, and sources for statistical data. -- Copyright © 1999 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR All rights reserved

Book Info
Explains how factors such as language, politics, and business practices affect international development and access, and provides important insights into the role of libraries in the development of online digital information. DLC: Digital libraries.

About the Author
Jack Kessler is president of A.K. Co., Inc., an Internet training and consulting firm in San Francisco. He earned his master's degree in information studies from the University of California, Berkeley.

Book Description
This first-of-its-kind book explores the fast-changing world of international digital libraries -- their current status as well as the challenges and opportunities associated with their continuing development. The book takes readers on a country-by-country tour of digital library projects being created in very different ways worldwide. It covers issues such as language, politics, business practices, the role of libraries in the development of online digital information, and current efforts to make the WWW and various forms of Internet telecommunications more amenable to users of varied skill levels and cultural backgrounds.

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