Digital library research in the US: An overview with a knowledge management perspective

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Abstract

The provision of information resources and services is now readily available online via digital libraries furnished by a wide variety of information providers. Information is no longer just text and pictures, and is now available in a wide variety of multimedia formats. Digital libraries represent a new form of information technology in which content management, service delivery and social impact matter as much as technological advancement. In addition, for digital library researchers there is a need to transform information access to knowledge creation and management. Based on research in the USA in the Digital Libraries Initiative and the National Science Digital Library programmes, a review is provided of significant past and emerging digital library research activities, and research based on new knowledge management concepts and technologies is suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-167
Number of pages11
JournalProgram
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 16 2004

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Keywords

  • Digital libraries
  • Government
  • Knowledge management
  • Research
  • United States of America

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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