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e-learning research papers




Is e-learning the Solution for Individual Learning
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ABSTRACT Despite the fact that e-Learning exists for a relatively long time, it is still in its infancy. Current e-Learning systems on the market are limited to technical gadgets and organizational aspects of teaching, instead of supporting the learning. As a result the 

Applying the technology acceptance model and flow theory to online e-learning users' acceptance behavior
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ABSTRACT Streaming e-Learning systems have become widely available lately. Web- based streaming media, due to its low production cost, are generally the most popular way of providing e-learning services. However, considering the many different media formats ( 

An Evaluation of Open Source E-Learning Platforms Stressing Adaptation Issues.
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ABSTRACT This paper presents an evaluation of open source elearning platforms. The main focus is on adaptation issues. The result of the evaluation shows that the platform Moodle outperforms all other platforms and also obtained the best rating in the adaptation 

E-learning across the enterprise
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As Cisco notes wisely, e-learning is neither about using the latest technology to replace the classroom, nor is it about posting content on the web to be downloaded or read. E-learning provides a new set of tools that can add value to all the traditional learning modes-from 

Elements of a science of e-learning
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A science of e-learning involves the scientific investigation of how people learn in electronic learning environments. Three elements of a science of e-learning are: a) evidence--a base of replicated findings from rigorous and appropriate research studies; b) theory--a 

Reasoning and Ontologies for Personalized E-Learning in the Semantic Web.
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ABSTRACT The challenge of the semantic web is the provision of distributed information with well-defined meaning, understandable for different parties. Particularly, applications should be able to provide individually optimized access to information by taking the individual 

Ontologies and the Semantic Web for E-learning
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The Semantic Web is the emerging landscape of new web technologies aiming at web- based information and services that would be understandable and reusable by both humans and machines. Ontologies, generally defined as a representation of a shared 

The future of e-learning: a shift to knowledge networking and social software
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The main aim of Knowledge Management (KM) is to connect people to quality knowledge as well as people to people in order to peak performance. This is also the primary goal of Learning Management (LM). In fact, in the world of e-learning, it is more widely recognised 

Emotion and e-learning
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ABSTRACT Traditionally, emotion and cognition have been viewed as polar opposites and this view has been incorporated into theories of learning. One reason for this may be a lack of clarity in defining emotion. In fact there are other perspectives on how emotion and 

to e-learning
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Since before the days of Socrates, teaching has largely involved flesh-and-blood instructors lecturing to their students-beneath a tree, in a colonnaded stoa, or in a brick-and-mortar schoolroom. Today, though, thanks to widespread access to the Internet, on-line 

How's the e-learning baby? Factors leading to success or failure of an educational technology innovation
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At a recent conference, a lunchtime discussion was held to brainstorm some ideas on books worth writing in the field of educational/instructional technology. In order to stimulate our brain cells, the discussion leader suggested:Think of the books you would probably 

Review of e-learning theories, frameworks and models
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This is an Open Access report distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons

E-learning in higher education
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ABSTRACT This chapter examines the nature of change in Higher Education with respect to the introduction and growth of e-learning. While the ostensible aim is to use e-learning to improve the quality of the learning experience for students, the drivers of change are 

Designing to motivate: Motivational techniques to incorporate in e-learning experiences
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ABSTRACT This paper addresses the construct of motivation as it relates to learning. Questions that will be discussed are (a) What is motivation,(b), how can motivation be incorporated in the instructional design process, and finally,(c) what motivational techniques have been 

Data mining in e-learning
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Introduction 3 2 Adaptive (educational) hypermedia 5 3 The AHAM reference architecture 8 4 A general-purpose adaptive web-based platform 10 4.1 Overall architecture of AHA! 10 4.2 The AHA! authoring tools 13 5 Questions, quizzes and tasks 14 6 Adapting to learning 

National strategies for e-learning in post-secondary education and training
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 Fundamentals of Educational Planning ,No. 70 National strategies for e-learning in post-secondary education and training  International Institute for Educational Planning National strategies for e-learning in post-secondary education 

A framework for analyzing, designing, and sequencing planned e-learning interactions
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Published taxonomies for classifying distance learning interactions give educators valuable insights into the nature and range of potential interactions that maybe used to facilitate elearning. However. existing taxono-mies neither depict the relationship between. nor 

Why the e-learning boom went bust
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Five years ago e-learning was everybody's buzz, offering the promise of a trillion-dollar market wrapped around the prospect of learning anytime, anywhere. All that is gone, replaced by a pervading sense of disappointment. In fact, e-learning is increasingly the 

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Effectiveness of professional development program on a teacher's learning to teach Science as inquiry
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Abstract This is a study of a science teacher's beliefs concerning how a professional development program affect both the teaching strategies used and the beliefs professed influence classroom instruction after participating in the Iowa Chautauqua Professional

Game-based learning as a vehicle for developing science inquiry skills using the Centauri 7learning program
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Abstract: In this paper, we describe how game-based learning can be used as a vehicle for developing students' science inquiry skills. Based on the theoretical foundation of the Play– Dialog–Performance model of game-based learning, we outline the Centauri 7 learning

Using GIS With Real-Time Water Quality Assessment to Guide Scientific Inquiry andLearning in a Community College Environmental Studies Program
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Abstract The overarching goal of this project is to introduce community college students to the use of environmental analytical technology and geographical information systems (GIS) through the development of a new course in Aquatic Environmental Science at Northwest

The dandelion evolution outreach program: learning through inquiry-based community engagement
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Abstract Background: Science outreach programs have positive effects on students in both elementary and high school, but are often developed as internships, thus limiting access and requiring significant financial investment. Several larger scale evolution-themed

Digital Library research papers



Digital library evaluation: Toward evolution of concepts
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ABSTRACT WHILE THERE WERF MANY iiI~'i-'ORTS IN THE RESEARCH and practices of digi-tal libraries, evaluation was not a conspicuous activity It IS well recognized that digital library evaluation is a complex and difficult undertaking. Chal-lenges facing digital library Data of interest to biomedical researchers associated with the Human Genome Project (HGP) is stored all over the world in a number of different electronic data formats and accessible through a variety of interfaces and retrieval languages. These data sources

Collection metadata solutions for digital library applications
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Within a digital library, collections may range from an ad hoc set of objects that serve a temporary purpose to established library collections intended to persist through time. The objects in these collections vary widely, from library and data center holdings to pointers to

Challenges for digital library evaluation
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Abstract While there were many efforts in research and practice of digital libraries, evaluation was not a conspicuous activity. It is well recognized that digital library evaluation is a complex and difficult undertaking. We enumerate the challenges facing digital library

The digital library: myths and challenges
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The purpose of this paper is simple: it is a provocation. It aims to rebut the technolust and rhetorical excess that has characterized much of the reporting on" digital libraries." The polemic here aspires to provide a corrective to the reporting that is whipped up by the Digital librarians strive to add value to the collections they create and maintain. One way is through selectivity: a carefully chosen set of authoritative documents in a particular topic area is far more useful to those working in the area than a huge, unfocused collection (like

MyLibrary, A Personalization Service for Digital Library Environments.
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Abstract Several initiatives have offered personalized electronic services for digital library users. However, most of these services do not provide users with personalized shared Web environment, recommender system integration, Web link checking mechanism and tools

Reading and interactivity in the digital library: Creating an experience that transcends paper
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Recently I read two articles in the Communications of the ACM that made parallel, if somewhat alarming, claims. The first, from Peter Neumann's column,Inside Risks, observed that we seem to have evolved into a mentality of 'If it's not on the Internet, it

Research questions for the digital era library
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ABSTRACT THECHANGING IXFORMATIOX ESVIRONMENT and the changing expectations and demands of library users are forcing libraries to reasscss their role in the digital age. Amidst this change there is a fundamental constantthe need for access to high

library: Alexandria digital library experience with the developing and implementing gazetteers: Analysis and preliminary evaluation of the classical digital library
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Abstract All types of information can be referenced to a geographic place. Maps, aerial photographs, and remote sensing images are spatially georeferenced. Other forms of information such as books, articles, research papers, pieces of music, and art are often

Two digital library interfaces that exploit hierarchical structure
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1. ABSTRACT Two library classification system interfaces have been implemented for navigating and searching large collections of document and book records. One interface allows the user to browse book records organized by the Dewey Decimal Classification Abstract. Log analysis can be a primary source of knowledge about how digital library patrons actually use DL systems and services and how systems behave while trying to support user information seeking activities. Log recording and analysis allow evaluation

The Digital Library Project; Volume 1: The world of Knowbots (draft)
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Summary This volume describes an open architecture for an important new kind of national information infrastructure which we call the Digital Library System (DLS). The architectural framework includes the DLS functional components, the methodology by which the ABSTRACT LVis is a joint project aiming at the 2-D and 3-D visualization of search results derived from user queries of digital library collections. This paper gives an overview of the intent of the project, the data mining techniques applied, the visualization metaphors used,

Digital library attributes: framing usability research
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ABSTRACT This paper presents a framework for evaluating the usability and effectiveness of digital libraries of various kinds. The framework consists of six attribute groupings (audience; institution; access; content; services; design and development). Each attribute

DiLAS: a Digital Library Annotation Service.
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ABSTRACT In most contemporary digital library management systems (DLMS) the contents are conveyed to the user as a collection of information items, which can be searched or browsed. However, this paradigm is often not sufficient to cope with embedded usages, for

Information and reference services in the digital library
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Abstract. Information and reference services are one major component of library services. This article attempts to describe the paradigm of information and reference services in the digital library. Based on the fact that automatic digital library technologies are solving

Open Access to Knowledge and Information: Scholarly Literature and Digital LibraryInitiatives: the South Asian scenario
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Page 2. Open Access to Knowledge and Information Anup Kumar Das Edited by Bimal Kanti Sen and Jocelyne Josiah Scholarly Literature and DigitalLibrary Initiatives The South Asian Scenario Page 3. 6 Page 12. 7 DIGITALLIBRARY INITIATIVES Page 13.

Project ethnography: an anthropological approach to assessing digital library services
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ABSTRACT OFTENLIBRARIES TRY TO ASSESS DIGITAL LIBRARY SERVICE for their user populations in comprehensive terms thatjudge its overall success or failure. This article's key assumption is that the people involved must be understood before services can be

Querying, navigating and visualizing a digital library catalog
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At any point during the session the user can drag-and-drop(using the mouse) any of the related words/phrases into the positive and negative windows. Internally the system expands the query by treating the positive words/phrases as synonyms of the

TERRAFLY: A High-Performance Web-based Digital Library System for Spatial Data Access.
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Abstract This paper describes a high performance web-based digital library system, called TerraFly, for spatial data access. This system utilizes a database engine, web technology, dynamic mosaicking of digital images, and a multithread server design developed by our

Large-scale Emperor Digital Library and semantics-sensitive region-based retrieval
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ABSTRACT In recent years, with the advent of fast-speed, broadband telecommunications networks, and information technology research for digital libraries, more and more distributed digital libraries with multimedia information have been developed everywhere

Infrastructure of the subject mediating environment aiming at semantic interoperability of heterogeneous digital library collections
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Abstract This work is oriented on creation of integrated virtual digital libraries mediating heterogeneous distributed digital collections of scientific information. A required infrastructure of the subject mediators aiming at semantic interoperability of

On the Wider Accessibility of the Valuable Phenomena of the Orthodox Iconography through aDigital Library
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ABSTRACT: Over the last years several initiatives were carried out worldwide towards on- line documentation, exposure, storage and preservation of cultural heritage. In this framework, many valuable masterpieces of Orthodox iconography have been digitalized

Assessing digital library services: Approaches, issues, and considerations
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ABSTRACT Over the last decade, there have been significant efforts to develop digital libraries. These efforts, however, largely focused on the building of the technology, telecommunications, and standards (ie, metadata) infrastructures that enable digital

The Alexandria Rapid Prototype: building a digital library for spatial information
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A first step toward the Alexandria Project's goal of a distributed digital library for spatially- indexed information is a" rapid prototype" system. The system was built in a period of six months, with a small team, almost entirely from commercial" off-the-shelf" software and

Supporting Information Access in Next Generation Digital Library Architectures.
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Abstract. Current developments on Service-oriented Architectures, Peer-to-Peer and Grid computing promise more open and flexible architectures for digital libraries. They will open DL technology to a wider clientele, allow faster adaptability and enable the usage of

Interest-based recommendation in digital library
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Abstract: With the huge amount and large variety of information available in a digital library, it's becoming harder and harder for users to identify and get hold of their interested documents. To alleviate the difficulty, personalized recommendation techniques have

A 3D digital library system: Capture, analysis, query, and display
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Abstract: This paper describes development of a storage, archival, and sketch-based query and retrieval system for 3D objects. The process and results provide a model for a Digital Library of 3D data for further study and analysis. The initial focus has been Native

The DLib Test Suite and Metrics Working Group: Harvesting the experience from the digital library initiative
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DARPA's DLib Test Suite projecti was an early attempt at organizing a rigorous and wellsupported test bed to enable comparative evaluation of digital library technologies and capabilities. The test suite, part of the DLib Forumii, included a diverse and

Three looks at users: a comparison of methods for studying digital library use
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Abstract Compares three user research methods of studying real-world digital library usage within the context of the Variations and Variations2 digital music libraries at Indiana University. After a brief description of both digital libraries, each method is described and

The Latin Dependency Treebank in a cultural heritage digital library
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Abstract This paper describes the mutually beneficial relationship between a cultural heritage digital library and a historical treebank: an established digital library can provide the resources and structure necessary for efficiently building a treebank, while a treebank,

Building a digital library for computer science research: technical issues
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Abstract Technical reports are available electronically at hundreds of internet sites around the world. A major impediment to their utility in computer science research is the difficulty in locating reports that are relevant to a particular area. We describe the implementation of a

Developing a National Science Digital Library (NSDL) LibQUAL+ protocol: An e-service for assessing the library of the 21st century
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Abstract At this workshop we wish to share our experiences gained from conducting the user- based assessment project known as LibQUAL+ across libraries over the last four years. We believe that the development of LibQUAL+ provides important lessons that are

User acceptance of digital library: An empirical exploration of individual and system components
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ABSTRACT Potential users of digital libraries may not use the systems in spite of digitization efforts being popular. There is a need to understand the users' perspective and their acceptance of digital libraries. We use the technology acceptance model as a theoretical

Distributed services architecture in dLibra digital library framework
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Abstract. Architecture is one of the key factors influencing all distributed system components. It often decides about overall functionality, performance and flexibility. In this article we intend to describe the design of the first Polish digital library framework called dLibra,

iScape: A collaborative memory palace for digital library search results
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ABSTRACT Massive amounts of data are available in today's Digital Libraries (DLs). The challenge is to find relevant information quickly and easily, and to use it effectively. A standard way to access DLs is via a text-based query issued by a single user. Typically,

Progress in interactive learning with a digital library in computer science
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Abstract: We describe our prototype digital library in computer science based on publications from ACM and other publishers, and the integrated client and server software devised from local development efforts (ie, the Envision and MARIAN systems) as well as

The role of music ir in the new zealand digital library project
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This extended abstract describes the computer music work that forms part of the New Zealand Digital Library (NZDL) project. In keeping with the scope of the general project, the music work investigates data acquisition, retrieval, presentation and scalability. These

An evaluative study on the open source digital library softwares for institutional repository: Special reference to Dspace and greenstone digital library
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The Dspace and Greenstone Digital Library Software have helped spread the practical impact of digital library technology throughout the world, with particular emphasis on developing countries. As Dspace and Greenstone enters its second decade, this article

digital library papers 2014



Identification Semantics for an Organization, establishing a Digital Library System
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Abstract. The Sapienza Digital Library collects digital resources from the different University's Organizations, representing the multidisciplinary Sapienza University's community. The underlay of the metadata infrastructure was built on digital library

Developing a Consensus Framework to Support Patron Privacy in Digital Library and Information Systems
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This proposal outlines a request by the National Information Standards Organization(NISO) for $47,956 to undertake an early--stage consensus process among librarians, publishers, and systems suppliers to craft a framework of principles by which these communities might

Citeseerx: Ai in a digital library search engine
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Abstract CiteSeerX is a digital library search engine that provides access to more than 4 million academic documents with nearly a million users and millions of hits per day. Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are used in many components of CiteSeerX eg to accurately

ELPUB Digital Library v2. 0: Application of semantic web technologies
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Abstract. This paper presents the ongoing efforts to further develop the ELPUB digital library, which highly supported the dissemination of published materials within the community in the past years. elpub. scix. net has been serving the ELPUB-community since a decade,

and one betweenpoultry farm transmission in the Netherlands, November 2014, Supplementary data. Lelystad: Wageningen UR digital library.[Accessed 16 Jun
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Phylogenetic analysis of highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N8) virus strains causing outbreaks in Dutch poultry farms in 2014 provides evidence for separate introduction of the virus in four outbreaks in farms located 16–112 km from each other and for between-farm

Digital Library and Library Networks in India
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This paper discusses the objectives of Digital Library, functions of Digital Library, characteristics of Digital Library and Indian Library networks for E-Learning, etc. in the view of demand of user in the utilization of information in digital format. Key words: Digital

Taiwan Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
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For the recent years, the Taiwan government has been investing in National e Leaming and Digital Archives Program constructively, itmakes Digital Content become rising and ourishing and inject a new tidal current of medium into Taiwan's culture, especially in

Re-Engineering of Library Services and Knowledge Management in Context of DigitalEnvironment
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Abstract Libraries have been played important role in supporting academic activities and research in all subjects within their intellectual human resources. But the last ten years has brought a major change among academic community due to technological changes and

Digitization of Library Resources and the Formation of Digital Libraries: A Practical Approach
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ABSTRACT: This paper discusses the new activities, methods and technology used in digitization and formation of digital libraries. It set out some key points involved and the detailed plans required in the process, offers pieces of advice and guidance for the

The Effect of Individual Characteristics and Digital Library Characteristics on Digital Library Effectiveness: A Survey at University of Tehran
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Accepted: Feb 24, 2014; Published: Mar 12, 2014 Abstract: The research attempted to examine the relationship between individual characteristics (internet efficacy, attitude towards digital library use and personal IT innovativeness) and digital library

Instructional partners in digital library learning spaces
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21st-Century Learner (2007) call on school librarians to provide students with opportunities to develop essential learning skills for the twenty-first century. These standards are addressed in the school librarian's role as instructional partner. In this role, the school

Research on Data Mining Technologies for Complicated Attributes Relationship in Digital Library Collections
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Abstract: We present here the research work on data mining technologies for complicated attributes relationship in digital library collections. Firstly our work and ideology is introduced as the research background of this paper. Digital library evaluation is an important topic in

An Analytical Survey on the Stance of DSpace Digital Library Software Clients in India
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Abstract The magnitude of global resources for information is unfathomable, in the form of digital libraries, world wide web, institutional repositories etc., and in the contemprary set-up, the tools for accessing the information data base are also meticulously inestimable.

Library and Knowledge Advocacy in India: In the Wake of Digital Environment and Recent Initiative by Government of India.
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Abstract Library movement takes place in India in different phases from 12 th century to 21 st century since India known for its knowledge and contribution in the field of astronomy, mathematics and spirituality from ancient period. Library advocacy in India has its origin

The Digital Mathematics Library as of 2014
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TEX and the Internet appeared in the 1980s. In 1991, Paul Ginsparg started a small HTTP server where people could upload their preprints written in TEX or LATEX rather than circulating them by postal mail. During the 1990s most scientific publishers started their

The changing organization of innovation in public services. The case of digital library
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Abstract Based on a longitudinal case study of virtual library development, we highlight three important aspects that characterize the links between governance and innovation in public sector innovation. First, the examined case shows that the organizational complexities

An Approach for Optimizing Library Digital Resource Based on Semantic Information Retrieval
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Abstract In order to enrich and improve the collection of library digital information resources, this paper puts forward an optimization method of library digital resources based on semantic information retrieval. The method collects related information automatically from


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