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The aim is to introduce computer science students into the current state of practice of digital libraries. At the end of the course students should be able to understand principles and context of basic standards, technologies and principles used in design and implementation of digital libraries.
Introduction to digital libraries (DLs): definitions, history, sources of information.
Architecture of DLs: the Kahn-Wilensky framework; digital objects and repositories; social, legal and economic framework of DLs; hierarchical abstraction of intellectual creations.
Global names and identifiers: traditional library identification systems and new digital identifiers; resolution of identifiers; persistency of identifiers.
Metadata: bibliographic library metadata and new "network" metadata schemas; MARC; Dublin Core; standards MODS and METS; application of XML and RDF.
Interoperability: Z39.50 protocol; SRW/U; OAI; Open and context-sensitive linking.
Global resource discovery: comparision of DLs and Internet search engines; federated searching and metasearching; semantic Web.
Economic and legal context of DLs: business models; intellectual property rights; copyright; Czech copyright law; creative commons; open access.
Long-term preserving of digital information: risks assessments; preserving strategies; OAIS; Web archiving.
Selected DL-projects and technologies presented by students in form of essayes and presentations.
Bartošek, Miroslav. Digitální knihovny - teorie a praxe. Národní knihovna. Rok 2004, roč. 15, č. 4, s.266-254. http://knihovna.nkp.cz/NKKR0404/0404233.html
Bartošek, Miroslav. Technologie digitálních knihoven. Sborník konference INFORUM 2006. http://www.inforum.cz/inforum2006/pdf/Bartosek\_Miroslav.pdf
Witten, I.H., Bainbridge D. How to Build a Digital Library. San Francisco : Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2003. ISBN 1-55860-790-0.
LESK, Michael. Understanding digital libraries. 2nd ed. Amsterdam: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2005. xxxi, 424. ISBN 1-55860-924-5. info
ARMS, William Y. Digital libraries. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2000. x, 287 s. ISBN 0-262-01180-8. info
Teaching methods: lectures (participation in lectures is strongly recommended; it allows better understanding of principles and context of presented technologies). Moreover, by the end of the course student has to submit (and present) a written essay on a selected digital library or technology.
The course is concluded by oral exam (or by written test - if number of students exceeds 30 people). Evaluation covers also a written essay and its presentation by a student.