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Can digital libraries generate knowledge?

Können Digitale Bibliotheken Wissen vermitteln?
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Hobohm, Hans-Christoph

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Abstract "This paper argues that the information processing paradigm which is still fundamental to digital library engineering is not adequate for the way in which information and informational objects - as stored in Digital Library systems - should be treated. The recent move within information science towards emancipation from the Shannon/ Weaver information theory concept provides some indications of how Digital Libraries could be conceptualized in a way that has not yet been implemented in standardized formal frameworks such as the DELOS or the 5S-Framework. A deeper understanding of information processes beyond the concepts and usage of such systems could help to make better use of the enormous potential and resources in the field of Digital Library engineering. Resulting effects could be the way in which knowledge transfer and acquisition processes are supported by adequate interfaces and, subsequently, by new ways of embedding collections in communities of information practice, such as research teams or learning groups." (author's abstract)
Keywords digitalization; humanities; library; librarianship; knowledge transfer; knowledge; document; information science; definition; information; documentation; knowledge management
Classification Information and Documentation, Libraries, Archives
Method applied research
Document language English
Publication Year 2012
Page/Pages p. 218-229
Journal Historical Social Research, 37 (2012) 3
Issue topic Kontroversen um die Digitalen Geisteswissenschaften / Controversies around the Digital Humanities
ISSN 0172-6404
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works