Towards a California Geospatial Digital Library: A Strategy for Networked Knowledge
Authors: Lopez, Xavier R.; Larsgaard, Mary
Source: Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 1 July 1998, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 133-141(9)
Abstract:In this paper, digital libraries, a new form of networked organization, are examined. Suitable organizational frameworks are necessary to develop and sustain digital library initiatives and to use them most effectively. This paper assumes that today's information network, in the broadest sense, will form the environment for tomorrow's organization. The technological and institutional factors driving and supporting the development of digital libraries are explored. The benefits of digital libraries are listed as are institutional impediments to their implementation and technical and organizational challenges to their operation. The core management needs of a digital library are discussed. Experience is drawn from the proposed California Digital Library and the emerging Alexandria Digital Library.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1998-07-01T00:00:00