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Turning the Web into a Library

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It is often supposed that an electronic library is synonymous with a database: a closed world with strict access to only the materials inside the database. The World-Wide Web, by contrast, is an open environment with many participating sites but no enforced control and therefore no guarantees of data permanence or consistency. In this paper we compare the advantages of the open- and closed-world views in terms of two systems which embody them, and describe an Electronic Libraries project which is taking advantage of the open perspective.

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Carr, Les A., Davis, Hugh C., Hall, Wendy and Hey, Jessie M. N. (1996) Turning the Web into a Library At ELVIRA: The UK Digital Libraries Conference, De Montford University, UK.

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Published date: 1996
Venue - Dates: ELVIRA: The UK Digital Libraries Conference, De Montford University, UK, 1996-01-01
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 250770
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/250770
PURE UUID: 6f11e566-cded-4e70-b9f8-5593ba8d443b
ORCID for Les A. Carr: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-9680
ORCID for Hugh C. Davis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1182-1459
ORCID for Wendy Hall: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4327-7811

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Date deposited: 16 Sep 1999
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:33

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Author: Les A. Carr ORCID iD
Author: Hugh C. Davis ORCID iD
Author: Wendy Hall ORCID iD
Author: Jessie M. N. Hey

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