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Developing National Digital Library of Albania for Pre-university Schools : A Case Study
TPDL'11 Proceedings of the 15th international conference on Theory and practice of digital libraries: research and advanced technology for digital libraries (2011)
  • Xiaohua (Cindy) Li, Sacred Heart University
  • Ardiana Sula, Sacred Heart University
Abstract

While the concept of digital library (DL) is well perceived and applied in developed countries, it is still a big challenge to the developing nations. There are great disparities, known as digital divide between developed countries and developing countries in terms of electronic resource funding, availability, and accessibility. DL, together with the information retrieval (IR) system, is believed to be an effective way to mend the gap of digital divide. This paper will employ a real case to discuss the significance of developing a national level of digital library for pre-university schools of Albania, the challenges of designing such information system both economically and technologically, and considerations of designing the digital library.

Keywords
  • DL,
  • digital library development,
  • developing countries,
  • ICT infrastructure,
  • IR,
  • information retrieval,
  • IS,
  • information system
Publication Date
2011
Citation Information
Xiaohua (Cindy) Li and Ardiana Sula. "Developing National Digital Library of Albania for Pre-university Schools : A Case Study" TPDL'11 Proceedings of the 15th international conference on Theory and practice of digital libraries: research and advanced technology for digital libraries (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/cindy-li/3/