Sunday, August 20, 2006

What is a digital library?

If you've had to give a definition, then you know that a digital library is hard to define. David Lankes, associate professor at Syracuse University, gave this definition in the spring 2006 issue of Home Page (published by the School of Information Studies):
The ultimate answer is a digital library is a collage of software, data, services, and users, that when taken as a whole, forms the contours of the people who created it.
Ah...nebulous and on target!


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1 comment:

tin98 said...

Didital library is the future library! It is where everything is all manipulated by computers, I suppose. It reminds me of the movie " Time machine " too.