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Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing

The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship

An argument for extending the circulation of knowledge with new publishing technologies considers scholarly, economic, philosophical, and practical issues.

Integrating the disparate disciplines of descriptive cataloging, subject cataloging, indexing, and classification, the book adopts a conceptual framework that views the process of organizing information as the use of a special language of description called a bibliographic language.

The Geographic Associations of Information

An introduction to the principles of unified georeferencing, which uses placename and geospatial referencing interchangeably across all types of information storage and retrieval systems.

Experiment and Evaluation in Information Retrieval

Results from twelve years of the Text REtrieval Conference (TREC), documenting test collections, evaluation standards, and current best practices.

Social Practice in Design and Evaluation

Viewing digital libraries as sociotechnical systems, networks of people and technology interacting with society.