Digital Libraries in Computer Science: The MeDoc Approach by Andreas Barth, Michael Breu, Albert Endres, Arnoud de Kemp

By Andreas Barth, Michael Breu, Albert Endres, Arnoud de Kemp

This ebook coherently records the consequences and studies of a huge electronic library pilot attempt, the MeDoc venture (Multimedia digital Documents). This two-year undertaking used to be initiated via the German Informatics Society (GI) and concerned authors, publishers, librarians, and computing device technological know-how departments. The prototype allotted electronic library procedure constructed through the initiative was once operated in a national trial for a number of months. The publication provides the technical and operational effects accomplished in the course of the venture in addition to enter from overseas electronic library actions. in addition to execs energetic within the sector of electronic library learn and layout, this e-book addresses librarians and others engaged in medical publishing.

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