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Digital Libraries and the Challenges of Digital Humanities - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843341345, 9781780630816

Digital Libraries and the Challenges of Digital Humanities

1st Edition

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Author: Jeffrey Rydberg-Cox
Hardcover ISBN: 9781843341642
Paperback ISBN: 9781843341345
eBook ISBN: 9781780630816
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 30th November 2005
Page Count: 120
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Table of Contents

Providing access to texts; Helping readers understand scholarship; Enabling new scholarship; New scholarship, the digital library and the institutional repository.


One of the major challenges facing librarians and curators of digital repositories are the innovative ‘born digital’ documents created by scholars in the humanities. These documents range from the parsed corpora created by linguists to traditional reference information presented in electronic databases, to rich, multi-media hypertexts combining audio, still and moving video and text, and many other sorts of material. Too often, librarians think of electronic resources solely as providing access to subscription databases. This book encourages librarians to think holistically of the life cycle of electronic resources from new items being created at their institution, to end-user access, to long term preservation of digital resources.

Key Features

  • Focuses on role of a digital library in the complete life cycle (creation, access, long term preservation) of digital objects created by scholars in the humanities
  • Covers recent developments in humanities computing and their implications for digital libraries
  • Presents accessible technical information about fields such as information retrieval and computational linguistics for a non-technical audience


Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science and digital library researchers and practitioners


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About the Author

Jeffrey Rydberg-Cox

Dr Jeffrey A Rydberg-Cox is Director of the Classical Studies Program and an Assistant Professor of English, Religious Studies, and Computer Science at the University of Missouri Kansas City. After completing his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1998, he worked for two years as a programmer and computational lexicographer with the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts University before taking up his current position in 2000.

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University of Missouri, USA