Digital Libraries

Interoperability and Uses

Digital Libraries

Fabrice Papy, University of Lorraine, France

ISBN : 9781785480454

Publication Date : January 2016

Hardcover 152 pp

110.00 USD



The technological interoperability of digital libraries must be rethought in order to adapt to new uses and networks.

Informative digital environments aimed at responding to heritage, cultural, scientific or commercial demands have taken over the global cyberspace and have redesigned the techno-informative landscape of the Web. However, while the technological models demonstrate their effectiveness and explain to a large extent the creation of digital libraries, archives and deposits, the subjacent concept of uses continues to cause debate.

The information technologies used by heterogeneous digital libraries enable a technical interoperability of content. This is not enough to allow the adhesion of a public connected to very different information profiles and techniques. This book explores the avenues of a user-orientated interoperability where the questions of consultation interfaces and content description processes are studied.


1. Information Retrieval, Web andInteroperability.
2. Interoperability, Interface and Hypertext.
3. Usage-Oriented Interoperability.
4. Usage Prospects.

About the authors/editors

Fabrice Papy is Professor at the University of Lorraine in France, where he is director of the Document numérique et Usages laboratory. His research focuses on the role of technological mediation in techno-informative devices.