What are Digital Libraries? Competing Visions

@article{Borgman1999WhatAD,
  title={What are Digital Libraries? Competing Visions},
  author={Christine L. Borgman},
  journal={Inf. Process. Manag.},
  year={1999},
  volume={35},
  pages={227-243}
}
  • C. Borgman
  • Published 1 May 1999
  • Computer Science
  • Inf. Process. Manag.
Research and practice in digital libraries (DL) has exploded worldwide in the 1990s. Substantial research funding has become available, libraries are actively involved in DL projects and conferences, journals and online news lists proliferate. This article explores reasons for these developments and the influence of key players, while speculating on future directions. We find that the term ‘digital library’ is used in two distinct senses. In general, researchers view digital libraries as… 
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