Louisiana State University
This course examines both theoretical and practical aspects of digital library activities, focusing largely on technological and socioeconomic issues. It aims to develop a broad understanding of digital libraries, including basic concepts, types and formats of digital content, the creation and organization of digital libraries, underlying technologies, the preservation of digital content, access management of digital library resources, and social and economic factors. It will demonstrate and exemplify current activities in the digital library field, and will give students up-to-date, hands-on experience in a rapidly developing field. Students will plan and create fully operational models for real-life digital library activities.
Lesk, M. 2005. Understanding Digital Libraries, 2nd ed.