In Partial Fulfillment to the Requirements of Database Management System 2
Prof. Carlo Inovero
Jerome P. Quinalayo
September 25, 2014
Digital Libraries are being created today for diverse communities and in different fields e.g. education, science, culture, development, health, governance and so on. With the availability of several free digital Library software packages at the recent time, the creation and sharing of information through the digital library collections has become an attractive2 and feasible proposition for library and information professionals around the world. Library automation has helped to provide easy access to collections through the use of computerized library catalogue such as On-line Public Access Catalog (OPAC). Digital libraries differ significantly from the traditional libraries because they allow users to gain an on-line access to and work with the electronic versions of full text documents and their associated images. Many digital libraries also provide an access to other multi-media content like audio and video.
b. Background of the study
Digital libraries are an important and active research area. Conceptually, a digital library is an analog of a traditional library-a large collection of information sources in various media-coupled with the advantages of traditional technologies. However, digital libraries differ from their traditional counter-parts in significant ways: storage is digital, remote access is quick and easy, and materials are copied from a master version. Furthermore, keeping extra copies on hand is easy and is not hampered by budget and storage restrictions, which are major problems in traditional libraries. Thus, digital technologies overcome many of the physical and economic limitations of traditional libraries. c. Conceptual Framework
d. Statement of the Problem
Users prefer to ose internet to search information because of time consuming and the cost effectiveness. Furthermore the hypertext and hypermedia concept brings to massive information. In this context, digital library is significant as an alternative in searching information. Does the available digital library definitions are comprehensive? Does the academic librarians in Philippines really understand depth the concept of digital library?
Related Studies and Literature
DATABASE/DBMS Solution to the computing problem Applications of your emerging in Database Before defining Digital Libraries, we introduce several fundamental assumptions: · The digital libraries are not a bounded, uniform collection of information. · There will be increasing diversity of information and service providers. · There is more than just searching in digital libraries.
Especially we should notice the last point. the main activities of users can be classified into five categories: locating and selecting among relevant sources, retrieving information from them, interpreting what was retrieved, managing the filtered-out information locally, and sharing results with others. These activities are not necessarily sequential, but are repeated and interleaved. Users can move freely in the circle to get their work done. In general, users will be involved in multiple tasks at the same time. They will need to move back and forth among these tasks and among the five areas of activity. They need to find, analyze, and understand information of varying genres. They need to re-organize the information to use it in multiple contexts, and to manipulate it in collaboration with colleagues of different backgrounds and focus of interest.
The main activities of digital library users.
There is no single definition for Digital Libraries. The definition evolves as research progresses and we learn more about digital libraries. Some of the current...
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