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Digital Libraries Bundle

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By (author) Ian H. Witten, By (author) Michael Lesk

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  • Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 1,730g
  • Publication date: 20 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: San Francisco
  • ISBN 10: 0123748631
  • ISBN 13: 9780123748638

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This 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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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.