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This book examines various views and perspectives on digitisation. Topics covered include electronic theses, search engine technology, digitisation in Africa, citation indexing, reference services, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, new media and scholarly publishing. The final chapter explores virtual libraries, and poses some interesting questions for possible futures. The book will be of particular interest to information professionals, educators, librarians, academics and I.T. and knowledge experts.
Acknowledgement; Foreword - Simon Tanner; Introduction - Ruth Rikowski; Part I: Background and Overview to Digitisation and Digital Libraries; 1. The Rise of Digitization: An Overview - Melissa M. Terras; 2. Digital Libraries and Digitisation: An Overview and Critique - Ruth Rikowski; 3. Digital Knowledge Resources - M. Paul Pandian; 4. Digitisation: Research, Sophisticated Search Engines, Evaluation – All that and more - Ruth Rikowski; Part II: Digitisation and Higher Education; 5. Improving Student Mental Models in a New University Information; Setting - Alan Rosling and Kathryn Littlemor; 6. Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Promoting ‘Hidden’ Research - Susan Copeland; 7. Learning Systems in Post-Statutory Education - Paul Catherall; 8. Going Digital: The Transformation of Scholarly Communication and Academic Libraries - Isaac Hunter Dunlap; Part III: Digitisation and Inequalities; 9. Hegemony and the Web: The Struggle for Hegemony in a Digital Age - Tony Ward; 10. Digital Library: An Opportunity for African Education - Dieu Hack-Polay; 11. Critical Perspectives on Digitising Africa - Leburn Rose; Part IV: Digital Libraries, Reference Services and Citation Indexing; 12. Digital Library and Digital Reference Service: Integration and Mutual Complementarity - Jia Liu; 13. The New Generation of Citation Indexing in the Age of Digital Libraries - Mengxiong Liu and Peggy Cabrera; Part V: Digitisation of Rare, Valued and Scholarly Works; 14. Building the Virtual Scriptorium - Tatiana Nikolova-Houston and Ron Houston; 15. SPARC: Creating Innovative Models and Environments for Scholarly Research and Communication - Heather Joseph; 16. Impacts of New Media on Scholarly Publishing - Yehuda Kalay; Part VI: Futuristic Developments of Digitisation; 17. Meeting and Serving Users in their New Work (and Play) Spaces - Tom Peters; 18. Virtual Libraries and Education in Virtual Worlds: Twenty-First Century Library Services - Lori Bell, Mary-Carol Lindbloom, Tom Peters and Kitty Pope; Conclusion - Ruth Rikowski; Contributors; Index