Policy Decision Tree for Academic Digital Collections

  • Alexandros Koulouris
  • Sarantos Kapidakis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4675)

Abstract

We present the results of a questionnaire survey for the access and reproduction policies of 67 digital collections in 34 libraries (national, academic, public, special etc) from 13 countries. We examine and analyze the above policies in relation to specific factors, such as, the acquisition method, copyright ownership, library type (national, academic, etc.), content creation (digitized, born-digital) and content type (audio, video, etc.); how these factors affect the policies of the examined digital collections. Responses were received from a range of library sectors but by far the best responses came from academic libraries, in which we focus. We extract policy (access, reproduction) rules and alternatives according to these factors that lead to a policy decision tree on digital information management for academic libraries. The resulting decision tree is based on a policy model; the model and tree are divided into two parts: for digitized and born-digital content.

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    Koulouris, A., Kapidakis, S.: Policy Model for University Digital Collections. In: Rauber, A., Christodoulakis, S., Tjoa, A.M. (eds.) ECDL 2005. LNCS, vol. 3652, pp. 356–367. Springer, Heidelberg (2005)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandros Koulouris
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sarantos Kapidakis
    • 2
  1. 1.Central Library, National Technical University of Athens, 9 Heroon Polytechniou str., 15773, Polytechnioupoli Zografou, AthensGreece
  2. 2.Laboratory on Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing, Department of Archive and, Library Sciences, Ionian University, Plateia Eleftherias, Palaia Anaktora, 49100 CorfuGreece

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