The technological interoperability of digital libraries must be rethought in order to adapt to new uses and networks. Informative digital environments aimed at responding to heritage, cultural, scientific or commercial demands have taken over the global cyberspace and have redesigned the techno-informative landscape of the Web. However, while the technological models demonstrate their effectiveness and explain to a large extent the creation of digital libraries, archives and deposits, the subjacent concept of uses continues to cause debate.
The information technologies used by heterogeneous digital libraries enable a technical interoperability of content. This is not enough to allow the adhesion of a public connected to very different information profiles and techniques. This book explores the avenues of a user-orientated interoperability where the questions of consultation interfaces and content description processes are studied.
- Discusses Metadata as a resource for linking
- Provides a practical approach
- A valuable resource for anyone involved in digital library developments and digital collections and services
Fabrice Papy is Professor of Information and Communication Sciences at the University of Lorraine in France. His research activities focus on the problems of mediation instrumented by ICT in the digital devices of the "Society of Information".