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Digital Libraries
ISNM Luebeck
Summer 2004

Guest Lecture

This class is given jointly by me and Prof. Dr. Michael Docherty from the University of Queensland in Australia (http://www.itee.uq.edu.au/people/staff/mjdoc.html)
This page only contains the part provided by me. Michael's documents can be found on the ISNM knowledge platform

Organization: International School of New Media (ISNM)
Duration: 32 lecture hours = 8 mu = 3 CP (Start: June 17th, 2004, End: July 15th, 2004)
Location: Seminar Room II and McLuhan Documentation Center (MediaDocks)

During the 5000 years of library history, new media technologies have always influenced the shape of libraries. Starting with sumerian clay tablets and egyptian papyrus rolls, for many centuries, libraries have evolved only slowly. it was the 20th century which re-shaped the idea of a collection of books into a new era of documentation collection, presentation and usage.
In this course, we will try to deal with the digital part of libraries in two main aspects: Digital Libraries as virtual collection of bits (Docherty) providing multi-media presentations and ontology-based search functions as well as Electronic Libraries (Schrader) using newest computing trends (mobile computers, wearables, augmented reality, ubiquitous computing and tangible media) to enhance Physical Libraries and Hybrid Libraries with new value added services.
History of Libraries from sumerian clay to the german reading halls, presentation and search methods, augmented reality in libraries, self-booking using RFID.

All course material will be available as *.pdf files which can be viewed in a freely available Acrobat pdf-viewer from Adobe, the »Acrobat Reader«: Please look at   »Acrobat Reader«.

The *.zip files are compressed files. You have to install »WinZip« on your machine to open it. »WinZip« can also be downloaded at   http://www.winzip.com.

For those of you, who want to print several slides on one page to save paper and printer ink (good idea!) I would recommend to use any free printer tool like fineprint:
© 2003 Andreas Schrader & Martin Heike