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Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Volume 8092 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 23-28

Defining Digital Library

  • Armand BrahajAffiliated withFIZ KarlsruheHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • , Matthias RazumAffiliated withFIZ Karlsruhe
  • , Julia HoxhaAffiliated withAlbanian Institute of Science

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Abstract

This paper reflects on the range of the definitions of digital libraries demonstrating their extent. We analyze a number of definitions through a simplified intensional definition method, through which we exploit the nature of the definitions by analyzing their respective genera and attributes. The goal of this paper is to provide a synthesis of the works related to definitions of digital library, giving a fine-grained comparative approach on these definitions. We conclude that, although there are a large number of definitions, they are defined in overlapping families and attributes, and an inclusive definition is possible.

Keywords

Digital Library Definition Evaluation of Digital Libraries