Digital libraries for creative communities
Witten, I.H., Jones, M., Bainbridge, D.,Cantlon, P. & Cunningham, S.J. (2004). Digital libraries for creative communities. Digital Creativity, 15(2), 110-125.
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Digital library technologies have a great deal to offer to creative, design communities. They can enable large collections of text, images, music, video and other information objects to be organised and accessed in interesting and diverse ways. Ordinary people—people not traditionally viewed as 'creators' or 'designers'—can now conceive, assemble, build, and disseminate new information collections. This paper explores the development rationale behind the Greenstone digital library technology. We also examine three examples of creative new techniques for accessing and presenting information in digital libraries and stress the importance of tailoring information access to support the requirements of the users and application area.
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This is an author’s version of an article published in the journal Digital Creativity, (c) 2008 Taylor & Francis Group.