How to Build a Digital Library, Second Edition

Dave Nichols. Thursday, December 17th, 2009.

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Second Edition of How to Build a Digital Library.

The Second Edition is a major rewrite, including new material on multimedia, metadata, internationalisation and the roles that people take in digital libraries. The book is divided into two sections: Part I on Principles and Practices and Part II on the Greenstone Digital Library Software. This division allows the book to be used for general digital library courses (using any software) and frees Part II to provide the most detailed description available of the Greenstone software suite.

The book website has lots of supporting material including: samples of the Preface and Chapter 1, an online Appendix on markup and XML, and all of the Figures and Tables.

Witten, I.H., Bainbridge, D. & Nichols, D.M. (2010) How to Build a Digital Library, Second Edition. Burlington, MA: Morgan Kaufmann.

Front cover of How to Build a Digital Library, Second Edition

More details at and WorldCat.

2 Responses to “How to Build a Digital Library, Second Edition”

  1. Terrence Chipoya Says:

    We feel this software is just great to host a lot of publiction. I will be helped by someone who has some skills in using it. i should be able to contact you once i have a feel of the operations. our site is under constract for now.

    many thanks

    terrence( Lusaka, Zambia)

  2. UCP Says:

    Thank for this such a wonderful software, it works like a charm.