Sustainability of Digital Libraries: A Conceptual Model

Chowdhury, Gobinda (2013) Sustainability of Digital Libraries: A Conceptual Model. In: Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. Springer, pp. 1-12. ISBN 9783642405006

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Major factors related to the economic, social and environmental sustainability of digital libraries have been discussed. Some research in digital information systems and services in general, and digital libraries in particular, have been discussed to illustrate different issues of sustainability. Based on these discussions the paper, for the first time, proposes a conceptual model and a theoretical research framework for sustainable digital libraries. It shows that the sustainable business models to support digital libraries should also support equitable access supported by specific design and usability guidelines that facilitate easier, better and cheaper access, support the personal, institutional and social culture of users, and at the same time conform with the policy and regulatory frameworks of the respective regions, countries and institutions.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital libraries, sustainability, social sustainability, economic sustainability, environmental sustainability
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
G500 Information Systems
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2018 16:00
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 20:00

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