A digital library component assembly environment
Includes bibliographical references (p. 105-113).
Digital libraries (DLs), originally termed electronic libraries, are the result of the meshing of two communities: library professionals, including librarians and publishers, and computer scientists, including their poster child, Internet developers. Until recently, these two communities had very little interaction. Even now, it is not uncommon to find librarians who know little of digitisation or computer scientists who are unfamiliar with the tools of librarianship. The introduction of the Web has brought about greater collaboration between these two very different disciplines in a quest to facilitate the access to, and dissemination of, information.