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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Hypertextual Library Manifesto

Ricardo Ridi, Hypertextual Library Manifesto Version 1.0, Library Philosophy and Practice 2008.  Translated from the Italian by Juliana Mazzocchi.  Excerpt:

11. Libraries respect the rights of both producers and users of documents...

In intermediating between producers and users of documents, libraries hold a "third party" position that guarantees both equity and lack of discrimination. Libraries, by respecting copyright regulations, support initiatives such as open access that help strengthen the right of the users to access information.....

24. Digital libraries will put themselves at the centre of a scientific document triangle consisting of open archives, e-journals, and digital bibliographies...

It can be assumed that in the future scientific literature will rely more and more on open archives for access, on e-journals for selection, and on bibliographies for indexing. Digital libraries could put themselves at the centre of this triangle....