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    DescriptionThis essential bundle is a perfectly self-contained resource for anyone working or studying in the field of digital libraries. "How to Build a Digital Library" 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. "Understanding Digital Libraries" is devoted to both technology and the human context of digital libraries; it examines issues such as media requirements, indexing and classification, networks and distribution, presentation, usability, preservation, scientific applications, and thorny legal and economic questions. Bundled together to save you money, this is the quickest and cheapest way to meet all your informational needs on digital libraries.


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    Title
    Digital Libraries Bundle
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian H. Witten, By (author) Michael Lesk
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Weight: 1,728 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780123748638
    ISBN 10: 0123748631
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.2
    BIC subject category V2: UN, UMT
    BISAC V2.8: COM021000
    Publisher
    ELSEVIER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
    Imprint name
    Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
    Publication date
    20 November 2008
    Publication City/Country
    San Francisco
    Author Information
    Ian H. Witten is a professor of computer science at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. He directs the New Zealand Digital Library research project. His research interests include information retrieval, machine learning, text compression, and programming by demonstration. He received an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University, England; an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Calgary, Canada; and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Essex University, England. He is a fellow of the ACM and of the Royal Society of New Zealand. He has published widely on digital libraries, machine learning, text compression, hypertext, speech synthesis and signal processing, and computer typography. He has written several books, the latest being Managing Gigabytes (1999) and Data Mining (2000), both from Morgan Kaufmann. Michael Lesk joined the computer science research group at Bell Laboratories after receiving his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Physics in 1969. He went on to manage the computer science research group at Bellcore, where he is now a chief research scientist. He is best known for his work in electronic libraries, but has worked in document production and retrieval software, computer networks, computer languages, and human-computer interfaces as well. Past chair of the Association for Computing Machinery's special interest groups on Language Analysis and Information Retrieval, Lesk was Senior Visiting Fellow of the British Library in 1987 and is currently Visiting Professor of Computer Science at University College London. Lesk has been recently elected to the US National Academy of Engineering, in recognition of his contributions to UNIX applications, information systems, and digital libraries.