Digital Libraries: Assumptions and Concepts

@inproceedings{Bawden1999DigitalLA,
  title={Digital Libraries: Assumptions and Concepts},
  author={D. Bawden and I. Rowlands},
  year={1999}
}
This paper clarifies some terms and concepts surrounding the idea of the 'digital library'. A set of twenty underlying assumptions, often expressed implicitly rather than explicitly in the literature, is outlined, and variant forms are compared. There follows an explication of a series of terms, essential to the understanding of the concept of the digital library and its components, which are often used nebulously or with different meanings. It is suggested that the lack of a common conceptual… Expand
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