Advances in Computers remains at the forefront in presenting the new developments in the ever-changing field of information technology. Since 1960, Advances in Computers has chronicled the constantly shifting theories and methods of this technology that greatly shape our lives today. Information Repositories focuses on the use of large data repositories to store and retrieve information. This series is an invaluable addition to any university course in computer technology, as well as finding itself at home on the bookshelf of industrial practitioners.

Key Features

* Includes in-depth surveys and tutorials on advances in Computer Technology. * Features the work of well-known authors and researchers in the field. * Provides a broad overview of important developments. * Contains extensive bibliographies.


Library and inforamtion technology experts, both academic and industrial

Table of Contents

Preface. Contributors. On the nature and importance of archiving in the digital age, H.R. Tibbo. Preserving digital records and the life cycle of information, S. Chen. Managing historical XML data, S.S. Chawathe. Adding compression to next-generation text retrieval systems, N. Ziviani, and E. Silva de Moura. Are scripting languages any good? A validation of Perl, Python, Rexx, and Tcl against C, C++, and Java, L. Prechelt. Issues and approaches for developing lerner-centered technology, C. Quintana, J. Krajcik, and E. Soloway. Personalizing interactions with information systems, S. Perugini, and N. Ramakrishnan.


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About the editor

Marvin Zelkowitz

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Maryland, Department of Computer Science, College Park, USA