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- 1 CDL / DLF
- 2 Advantages
- 3 Selection Criteria
- 4 refactored Intellectual Property and Art Digitization to it's own page
- 5 Please don't add your 'pet' project/DL/Archive/Gateway or link to google books
- 6 Style
- 7 Merge from Virtual information services
- 8 Automatic writing
- 9 Style, Citations and Challenges
- 10 citations
- 11 Scope broader or narrower?
- 12 First Use of Phrase "Digital Library"
- 13 Requested move 03 August 2013
CDL / DLF
You don't mention the California Digital Library, the Online Archive of California, nor the Digital Library Federation!!! -- WEAK —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 03:46, August 28, 2007 (UTC)
CDL was/is a leader in the field, but lets face it, the text of this page is weiged down by every paragraph being padded by and authors 'pet' DL project, making it unreadable.
These should all be moved to a seperate section or page.
Someone should add that another advantage of digital library books is that they readily can translated from one langauge to another using the appropriate software.
I don't think so. Few, if any, offer such a service. Their is little evidence that users are making use of translation tools with digital collections. So adding such would be speculation, rather than appropriate content. (unless you can cite a peer reviewed study supporting the assertion) StephenDeGabrielle (talk) 00:19, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
I don't know of any data that supports the contention that operating a digital library is less expensive than operating a traditional library. While I agree that there are many advantages to digital libraries over print ones, the proposition that cost is one of them is pure opinion and not supported by either anecdotal or qualitative research from the likes of Outsell and others. Costs that are lower (floor space, circulation infrastructure, etc.) are easily offset by costs that are higher (software, programming, hardware, etc.). Rog Librarian (talk) 21:58, 29 July 2010 (UTC)Roger
refactored Intellectual Property and Art Digitization to it's own page
this article has way too many of this sort of link, most of which are not notable.
Eg; http://digital.wustl.edu/index.html is not appropriate to add as it is not a source of further information about digital libraries. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Spdegabrielle (talk • contribs) 10:10, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
Merge from Virtual information services
Virtual information services seems to be an outdated term for digital library and most of the information in that article pertains to digital libraries so I propose merging any relevant information from there to here. Killian441 (talk) 18:16, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
hello anyone reading this,,, in the past couple of days i have gotten into Automatic writting,, the first time i did it, it was nothing but random scribbles and weird shapes,, as i further researched this interesting phenomenon (i have bad spelling, sorry) i came across that the 1st time you try this a couple of times you will have nothing but weird shapes and scribble,, i did it for an hour or so and it got better,,, i then started to write with me left hand,, i am right handed,, and writing in cursive form,, and doing these strange symbols,, with my left hand i did them backwards and upside down, to only the next day a friend of mine said they kinda look like greek letters,, i have never seen greek letters before or what it even means, so if anyone hear could translate this in any way possible i'd be very much aprecciated.. here is what i wrpte down ψ θ p δ ω υ δ δ γ ζ ο π γ . if someone can translate this what it sais or something yeah.. thanks everyone. =) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 12:10, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
Style, Citations and Challenges
In addition to some minor revisions, I am going to try to add some further citations for previous content on this page. Many things are uncited including direct quotes. I am also hoping to edit the Challenges section in an attempt to bring it closer to Wikipedia’s standards. I would especially like to expand on the section of Digital Copyright and discuss the movement to exempt digital libraries from copyright laws. Please let me know if you have any suggestions! Kbel32 (talk) 03:39, 26 October 2011 (UTC)
Many citations are to primary sources, or the information claimed is not in the citation, or there is a misleading citation (the claim about the first use of the term is cited to the actual document, rather than to a document about the first use of the term) etc. Basically, the entire referencing of this article is fucxed up. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 14:31, 7 March 2012 (UTC)
Attempted to correct this issue, by rewording some of the introduction and definition of digital libraries, using a textbook from a graduate level library science course as a reference and guideline. Linked to a Google Books page highlighting the specific passage I used to develop the definition.  PatienceFortitude (talk) 21:31, 31 January 2014 (UTC) PatienceFortitude
Scope broader or narrower?
I broadened the scope of this article to "electronic" because of the first sentence description: "(as opposed to print, microform, or other media)." However, if the intent was a narrower scope of only accessible via computers, then my changes should be reverted and the first sentence should read: A digital library is a library in which collections are stored in digital data formats only accessible via computers. In the narrower scope, electronic library shouldn't redirect to here, but instead should be a disambiguation page. Oicumayberight (talk) 07:02, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
First Use of Phrase "Digital Library"
the following is from the original article, the citation was problematic. I'm stashing it here for follow-up, in case anyone wants to assist with confirming the history of the term Digital Library.
The first use of the term digital library in print may have been in a 1988 report to the Corporation for National Research Initiatives[not in citation given] 15:47, 15 February 2014 (UTC)PatienceFortitude
Requested move 03 August 2013
-  "Witten, I. H., Bainbridge, D., & Nichols, D. M. (2010). How to build a digital library. Amsterdam: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers."
- Kahn, R. E., & Cerf, V. G. (1988). The Digital Library Project Volume I: The World of Knowbots, (DRAFT): An Open Architecture For a Digital Library System and a Plan For Its Development. Reston, VA: Corporation for National Research Initiatives.