Ref Type: Conference Proceedings
Authors: Miksa,Francis L., Doty,Philip,
Title: Intellectual realities and the digital library
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Year: 1994 Volume: NULL Issue: NULL
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The question is asked, "Why should a digital library be called a 'library'?" Three aspects of the traditional library as a collection of information sources in a place are examined in order to shed light on their meaning to a digital library.
The idea of a collection is examined from the standpoint of both pragmatic and necessary boundaries. The idea of information sources is examined from the standpoint of a source's "work" attributes and of the incommensurateness of such works in a collection. And the idea of the library in a place is examined from the standpoint of logical space. While no final conclusions are drawn, the three concepts provide a basis for considering similar issues in the digital library.
Extra Data: College Station, Texas
Retrieved Date:January 1, 1970
Book Title: First Annual Conference on the Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries
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