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Digital library research in the US: an overview with a knowledge management perspective

Hsinchun Chen (McClelland Professor of Management Information Systems and is also Director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Hoffman E‐commerce Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

Program: electronic library and information systems

ISSN: 0033-0337

Article publication date: 1 September 2004

Abstract

The provision of information resources and services is now readily available online via digital libraries furnished by a wide variety of information providers. Information is no longer just text and pictures, and is now available in a wide variety of multimedia formats. Digital libraries represent a new form of information technology in which content management, service delivery and social impact matter as much as technological advancement. In addition, for digital library researchers there is a need to transform information access to knowledge creation and management. Based on research in the USA in the Digital Libraries Initiative and the National Science Digital Library programmes, a review is provided of significant past and emerging digital library research activities, and research based on new knowledge management concepts and technologies is suggested.

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Chen, H. (2004), "Digital library research in the US: an overview with a knowledge management perspective", Program: electronic library and information systems, Vol. 38 No. 3, pp. 157-167. https://doi.org/10.1108/00330330410547205

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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