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How to Build a Digital Library
by Ian H. Witten, David Bainbridge, Morgan Kaufmann

Given modern society's need to control its ever-increasing body of information, digital libraries will be among the most important and influential institutions of this century. With their versatility, accessibility, and economy, these focused collections of everything digital are fast becoming the "banks" in which the world's wealth of information is stored. How to Build a Digital Library is the only book that offers all the knowledge and tools needed to construct and maintain a digital library-no matter how large or small. Two internationally recognized experts provide a fully developed, step-by-step method, as well as the software that makes it all possible. How to Build a Digital Library is the perfectly self-contained resource for individuals, agencies, and institutions wishing to put this powerful tool to work in their burgeoning information treasuries.

Digital Libraries
by W. Y. Arms, MIT Press

Provides an integrated overview of digital librairies, including a historical perspective, the state of the art, and late-1990s research. Although the book covers a range of technical, economic, social and organizational topics, the focus is on the actual working components of a digital library.

Practical Digital Libraries : Books, Bytes, and Bucks
by Michael Lesk

A digital library is not merely a collection of electronic information. It is an organized and digitized system of data that can serve as a rich resource for its user community. This authoritative and accessible guide for librarians and computer scientists explores the technologies behind digital libraries, the choices to be made in building them, and the economic and policy structures that affect them.

The most comprehensive book on the subject, Practical Digital Libraries
* offers the most wide-ranging overview of digital libraries currently available
* analyzes economic and intellectual issues in the emerging digital environment
* shows how text, images, audio, and video can be represented, distributed, used, and collected as forms of knowledge

Managing Gigabytes
by Ian H. Witten, Ian H. Witten, Alistair Moffat, Timothy C. Bell, Morgan Kaufmann

The end result of applying the techniques described here is a computer system that can store millions of documents, and retrieve the documents that contain any given combination of keywords in a matter of seconds or fractions of a second. Written for an eclectic audience of information professionals and for graduate courses.

Modern Information Retrieval
by Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Berthier Ribiero-Neto, Pearson Education

We live in the information age, where swift access to relevant information in whatever form or medium can dictate the success or failure of businesses or individuals. The timely provision of relevant information with minimal 'noise' is critical to modern society and this is what information retrieval (IR) is all about. It is a dynamic subject, with current changes driven by the expansion of the World Wide Web, the advent of modern and inexpensive graphical user interfaces and the development of reliable and low-cost mass storage devices. Modern Information Retrieval discusses all these changes in great detail and can be used for a first course on IR as well as graduate courses on the topic.The organization of the book, which includes a comprehensive glossary, allows the reader to either obtain a broad overview or detailed knowledge of all the key topics in modern IR.

Visual Information Retrieval
by Alberto Del Bimbo, Morgan Kaufmann

The increasing use of multimedia in computer applications has increased the relevance of visual databases. These visual databases require new methods for archiving and retrieving information, as traditional approaches used previously to index textual data are no longer appropriate. Visual Information Retrieval concentrates on solutions for representation, indexing, and querying by content of visual information, reviewing the main approaches and techniques available.

Principles of Visual Information Retrieval
by Michael S. Lew, Springer

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