How To Build A Digital Library

Autor: Ian H. Witten
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 9780080890395
File Size: 10,55 MB
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How to Build a Digital Library reviews knowledge and tools to construct and maintain a digital library, regardless of the size or purpose. A resource for individuals, agencies, and institutions wishing to put this powerful tool to work in their burgeoning information treasuries. The Second Edition reflects developments in the field as well as in the Greenstone Digital Library open source software. In Part I, the authors have added an entire new chapter on user groups, user support, collaborative browsing, user contributions, and so on. There is also new material on content-based queries, map-based queries, cross-media queries. There is an increased emphasis placed on multimedia by adding a "digitizing" section to each major media type. A new chapter has also been added on "internationalization," which will address Unicode standards, multi-language interfaces and collections, and issues with non-European languages (Chinese, Hindi, etc.). Part II, the software tools section, has been completely rewritten to reflect the new developments in Greenstone Digital Library Software, an internationally popular open source software tool with a comprehensive graphical facility for creating and maintaining digital libraries. Outlines the history of libraries on both traditional and digital Written for both technical and non-technical audiences and covers the entire spectrum of media, including text, images, audio, video, and related XML standards Web-enhanced with software documentation, color illustrations, full-text index, source code, and more

How To Build A Digital Library

Autor: Ian H. Witten
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080508252
File Size: 33,86 MB
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Given modern society's need to control its ever-increasing body of information, digital libraries will be among the most important and influential institutions of this century. With their versatility, accessibility, and economy, these focused collections of everything digital are fast becoming the "banks" in which the world's wealth of information is stored. How to Build a Digital Library is the only book that offers all the knowledge and tools needed to construct and maintain a digital library-no matter how large or small. Two internationally recognized experts provide a fully developed, step-by-step method, as well as the software that makes it all possible. How to Build a Digital Library is the perfectly self-contained resource for individuals, agencies, and institutions wishing to put this powerful tool to work in their burgeoning information treasuries. Sketches the history of libraries-both traditional and digital-and their impact on present practices and future directions Offers in-depth coverage of today's practical standards used to represent and store information digitally Uses Greenstone, freely accessible open-source software-available with interfaces in the world's major languages (including Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic) Written for both technical and non-technical audiences

Building A Virtual Library

Autor: Ardis Hanson
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1591401143
File Size: 59,61 MB
Format: PDF
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The organization, functioning, and the role of libraries in university communities continue to change dramatically. While academic research libraries continue to acquire information, organize it, make it available, and preserve it, the critical issues for their management teams in the twenty-first century are to formulate a clear mission and role for their library, particularly as libraries transition to meet the new information needs of their university constituents. Building a Virtual Library addresses these issues by providing insight into the current changes and developments within the area of library science.

Using Social Media To Build Library Communities

Autor: Scott W. H. Young
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442270527
File Size: 70,58 MB
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Using Social Media to Build Library Communities: A LITA Guide is a community-building action manual for practitioners across the profession. By bringing together an array of perspectives to explore community building through social media, this book serves as the go-to resource for professionals who want to take social media beyond marketing and promotion to build an inclusive and engaged community of library users. Using Social Media to Build Library Communities demonstrates that an energetic and committed community exists to help and guide fellow community builders.

How To Build Your Own Greenhouse

Autor: Roger Marshall
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612122604
File Size: 39,50 MB
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Unlock new growing opportunities and increase your property value with an outdoor conservatory. In this illustrated guide, Roger Marshall shows you how to build our own greenhouse using simple, easy-to-follow techniques. Covering everything from selecting a site to glazing glass, Marshall includes tips on laying a foundation, construction materials, ventilation, and much more. Whether your goal is to stretch the growing season or create a lush space for a year-round hot tub, you can build the greenhouse of your dreams.

The Ad Free Brand

Autor: Chris Grams
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 0789748029
File Size: 26,79 MB
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"Today you can build powerful, enduring brands at amazingly low cost -- without expensive ad campaigns, huge marketing budgets, self-interested outside agencies, or deep specialized expertise. [...] Chris Grams integrates classic brand positioning concepts with 21st century digital strategies, tools, and practices. Grams presents great new ways to collaboratively uncover, communicate, and evolve your ideal brand position, embed it in organizational culture, and work with your brand community to make it come to life. This step-by-step guide will lead you through the entire brand positioning process, while providing all you need to build a winning brand on a tight budget"--Back cover.

How To Build A Fire

Autor: Erin Bried
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345525108
File Size: 43,91 MB
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A HANDY GUIDE FULL OF HOW-TO TIPS AND SAGE ADVICE FROM GRANDFATHERS As members of the Greatest Generation, our grandfathers were not only defined by the Depression but also by their heroic service to the country in World War II. Courageous, responsible, and involved, they understand sacrifice, hard work, and how to do whatever is necessary to take care of their loved ones. They also know how to have a rollicking good time. Sensible, fun, and inspiring, How to Build a Fire offers a rare glimpse into the hearts and minds of grandfathers near and far by sharing their practical skills and sweet stories on how to be stronger, smarter, richer, and happier. Inside are more than one hundred essential step-by-step tips for fixing, leading, prospering, playing, and hosting, including how to • buck up and be brave in the face of adversity • play hard and break in a baseball mitt • bait a hook and catch a big fish • look dapper and tie a perfect tie • get a raise and earn more • write a love letter and kindle romance • change a flat tire and save the day • stand up and give a sparkling toast • play the harmonica and make your own music Loaded with charming illustrations, good humor, and warm nostalgia, How to Build a Fire is the perfect handbook for guys or gals of any age. The first of its kind, this collection of our grandfathers’ hard-earned wisdom will help you build confidence and get back to what’s really important in life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Managing Gigabytes

Autor: Ian H. Witten
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 9781558605701
File Size: 19,51 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this fully updated second edition of the highly acclaimed Managing Gigabytes, authors Witten, Moffat, and Bell continue to provide unparalleled coverage of state-of-the-art techniques for compressing and indexing data. Whatever your field, if you work with large quantities of information, this book is essential reading--an authoritative theoretical resource and a practical guide to meeting the toughest storage and access challenges. It covers the latest developments in compression and indexing and their application on the Web and in digital libraries. It also details dozens of powerful techniques supported by mg, the authors' own system for compressing, storing, and retrieving text, images, and textual images. mg's source code is freely available on the Web. * Up-to-date coverage of new text compression algorithms such as block sorting, approximate arithmetic coding, and fat Huffman coding * New sections on content-based index compression and distributed querying, with 2 new data structures for fast indexing * New coverage of image coding, including descriptions of de facto standards in use on the Web (GIF and PNG), information on CALIC, the new proposed JPEG Lossless standard, and JBIG2 * New information on the Internet and WWW, digital libraries, web search engines, and agent-based retrieval * Accompanied by a public domain system called MG which is a fully worked-out operational example of the advanced techniques developed and explained in the book * New appendix on an existing digital library system that uses the MG software

How To Build A Business Rules Engine

Autor: Malcolm Chisholm
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 9781558609181
File Size: 31,95 MB
Format: PDF
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� This is the only book that demonstrates how to develop a business rules engine. Covers user requirements, data modeling, metadata, and more. � A sample application is used throughout the book to illustrate concepts. The code for the sample application is available online at http://www.refdataportal.com. � Includes conceptual overview chapters suitable for management-level readers, including general introduction, business justification, development and implementation considerations, and more. � This is the only book that demonstrates how to develop a business rules engine. Covers user requirements, data modeling, metadata, and more. � A sample application is used throughout the book to illustrate concepts. The code for the sample application is available online at http://www.refdataportal.com. � Includes conceptual overview chapters suitable for management-level readers, including general introduction, business justification, development and implementation considerations, and more.

Born Digital

Autor: Urs Gasser
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458725448
File Size: 56,95 MB
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The first generation of Digital Natives children who were born into and raised in the digital world are coming of age, and soon our world will be reshaped in their image. Our economy, our politics, our culture, and even the shape of our family life will be forever transformed. But who are these Digital Natives? And what is the world theyre creating going to look like? In Born Digital, leading Internet and technology experts John Palfrey and Urs Gasser offer a sociological portrait of these young people, who can seem, even to those merely a generation older, both extraordinarily sophisticated and strangely narrow. Exploring a broad range of issues, from the highly philosophical to the purely practical, Born Digital will be essential reading for parents, teachers, and the myriad of confused adults who want to understand the digital present and shape the digital future.