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Within the "Wild West" of electronic library tasks, pioneering details experts have exposed winning suggestions, realized what to prevent, and the way to continue amid consistent switch. As administrator of "AskDCMI," Diane Hillmann has fielded enormous quantities of questions from implementers. This new number of studies from the sector, co-edited via Hillmann, is a chance for librarians to benefit from the event of others considering technically diversified electronic library archive initiatives. half One illustrates initiatives serving lecturers, universities, Canadian educators, statewide collaborations, and geographical info, whereas half addresses destiny developments. contemplating those examples, with their unvarnished "lessons learned," librarians will derive solutions to such technical questions as: What are the most important criteria correct to electronic libraries? How do those parts relate to each other and to standard library practices? How do planners combine leading edge metadata matters into undertaking making plans? What does the long run carry for harvesting, re-use, and re-purposing of data? Sharing certain ends up in candid experiences, the members offer helpful info now not on hand at any place else. This assortment deals undertaking planners, metadata librarians, structures and technical companies librarians, and catalogers a problem-solving process and real-world complement for his or her metadata wishes.

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