Digital Libraries: A Conceptual Framework

  title={Digital Libraries: A Conceptual Framework},
  author={I. Rowlands and D. Bawden},
  • I. Rowlands, D. Bawden
  • Published 1999
  • Computer Science
  • This article presents an approach to a conceptual framework for understanding the concept of digital libraries. A typology of digital library research is described, based on Yates' model of information work, and comprising three interlinked domains: informational, technological and social. A conceptual framework for digital libraries, or complex libraries in Walt Crawford's (1999) terminology, is developed on this basis. 
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