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Turning the Web into a Library

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


Local EPrints ID: 250770
PURE UUID: 6f11e566-cded-4e70-b9f8-5593ba8d443b
ORCID for Les A. Carr: ORCID iD
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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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