Going Digital: A Look at Assumptions Underlying Digital Libraries

  title={Going Digital: A Look at Assumptions Underlying Digital Libraries},
  author={David M. Levy and Catherine C. Marshall},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
What are digital libraries, how should they be designed, how will they be used, and what relationship will they bear to what we now call “libraries”? Although we cannot hope to answer all these crucial questions in this short article, we do hope to encourage, and in some small measure to shape, the dialog among computer scientists, librarians, and other interested parties out of which answers may arise. Our contribution here is to make explicit, and to question, certain assumptions that… CONTINUE READING
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