We are pleased to announce the publication of the Second Edition of How
to Build a Digital Library.
The Second Edition is a major rewrite, including new material on
multimedia, metadata, internationalisation and the roles that people
take in digital libraries. The book is divided into two sections: Part I
on Principles and Practices and Part II on the Greenstone Digital
Library Software. This division allows the book to be used for general
digital library courses (using any software) and frees Part II to
provide the most detailed description available of the Greenstone
The book website has lots of supporting material including: samples of
the Preface and Chapter 1, an online Appendix on markup and XML, and all
of the Figures and Tables.
Witten, I.H., Bainbridge, D. & Nichols, D.M. (2010) How to Build a
Digital Library, Second Edition. Burlington, MA: Morgan Kaufmann.
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