Dr. Iris Xie & Dr. Krystyna Matusiak Publish New Book “Discover Digital Libraries Theory and Practice”

School of Information Studies

Dr. Iris Xie, Professor at the UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies and Krystyna Matusiak, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver have authored a new book titled Discover Digital Libraries: Theory and Practice published by Elsevier. The book, which is written for researchers, designers, librarians, teachers, and graduate students who are interested in digital library development and evaluation, provides current research on – and best practices for – digital libraries. The preface is written by Tefko Saracevic, a leading digital library scholar.

Discover Digital Libraries: Theory and Practice is a book that integrates both research and practice concerning digital library development, use, preservation, and evaluation. The combination of current research and practical guidelines is a unique strength of this book. The authors bring in-depth expertise on different digital library issues and synthesize theoretical and practical perspectives relevant to researchers, practitioners, and students.

The book presents a comprehensive overview of the different approaches and tools for digital library development, including discussions of the social and legal issues associated with digital libraries.  Readers will find current research and the best practices of digital libraries, providing both US and international perspectives on the development of digital libraries and their components, including collection, digitization, metadata, interface design, sustainability, preservation, retrieval, and evaluation of digital libraries.

For complete details, please see the book announcement: Discover Digital Libraries: Theory and Practice