Electronic Resources for Digital Libraries
A digital library is a collection of documents in organized electronic form, available on the Internet or on CD-ROM (compact-disk read-only memory) disks. Depending on the specific library, a user may be able to access magazine articles, books, papers, images, sound files, and videos. On the Internet, the use of a digital library is enhanced by a broadband connection such as cable modem or DSL.
Digital Libraries have received wider attention in the recent years allowing access to digital information from anywhere across the world. They have become widely accepted and even preferred information sources in areas of health, education, science, agriculture, business etc. The rapid growth of Internet and the increasing interest in development of digital library related technologies and collections have helped in accelerating the digitization of printed documents in the past few years. Once created, the digital library system has maximum flexibility, durability, adaptability, stability, accessibility, scalability and compatibility. At the same time the investment in cost and space is minimal and there is ease of maintenance.