Digital Libraries

Digital Libraries

Integrating Content and Systems

1st Edition - June 30, 2006

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  • Authors: Mark Dahl, Kyle Banerjee, Michael Spalti
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780630953
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781843341550

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Low cost Internet technology has transformed library services by allowing libraries to play a creative and dynamic role in the delivery of information to their users. This book helps managers, systems personnel, and graduate students understand the challenges of providing digital library services with a number disparate content providers and software systems. It also helps readers understand what libraries must do to deliver a user experience customized to the needs of individual institutions.

Key Features

  • Familiarizes readers with general and library specific technologies required to provide digital library services
  • Helps readers better understand trade offs between in-house and vendor solutions
  • Provides library decision makers with technology staffing guidance


Practitioners and students of Library and Information science

Table of Contents

  • Introduction; Enabling technologies; The role of standards in digital library integration; Authentication, identity management and security; Interfacing with integrated library systems; Electronic resource management; Digital asset management; Integration with content providers; Library portals; Conclusion: digital libraries and the library organisation.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2006
  • Published: June 30, 2006
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780630953
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781843341550

About the Authors

Mark Dahl

Mark Dahl is Assistant Director for Systems and Access Services at Lewis & Clark College’s Watzek Library in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Kyle Banerjee

Kyle Banerjee is the Head of the Automated Systems Unit at the Oregon State Library in Salem, Oregon.

Affiliations and Expertise

Oregon State Library

Michael Spalti

Michael Spalti is Associate University Librarian for Systems at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.

Affiliations and Expertise

Willamette University, USA

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