Defining Digital Library

  • Armand Brahaj
  • Matthias Razum
  • Julia Hoxha
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8092)


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.


Digital Library Definition Evaluation of Digital Libraries 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Armand Brahaj
    • 1
    • 2
  • Matthias Razum
    • 1
  • Julia Hoxha
    • 3
  1. 1.FIZ KarlsruheEggenstein-LeopoldshafenGermany
  2. 2.Humboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Albanian Institute of ScienceTiranaAlbania

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