countries are able to tailor make their information needs based on their own assessmentof their such needs.
Contents of a Digital Library
eLibraries is a concept of bringing the internet to the users. An eLibrary system can beseen as a form of the internet itself. When you download some page from a website , youare connecting to a computer (server) physically connected through a communicationslink (telephone line) to a publicly addressable resource (IP address) like website address.A digital library will also include copies of specific web pages from the WWW onto aserver that will serve those documents and pages to an end user freely and instantly.Anything that can be converted into an electronic format. An digital library is a fullycross-searchable portal containing millions of different electronically formats resourceslike web pages , acrobat documents , audio files and even videos in all diverse areas thatmay include - maps , procedures , recipes , school syllabus , anatomy , physiology ,agriculture , irrigation techniques , hiv and aids info , history , literature , applicationforms , chemical formulations , research papers and more. The list is endless. Also notethat these resources can be in document form , image form , audio form and even video !
Electronic production and distribution
If you decide to populate the library with your own content , then you must make sureyou have publishing resources like software , audio recorders and video recorders if need be. Publishing tools include popular Adobe software amongst many others. Standard publication formats include but not limited to – pdf , word doc , power point , flash andmainly html which is the web page format.This implies heavy use of digital converting hardware and software to collect and captureitems for the digital library. For example images and documents that are already availablein various archives can be stored in digital format – gif images and or pdf files. Use of open source (free) tools like Open Office could become very handy in collecting andcompiling digital info for publication in the digital libraries.The content of the digital library on a site rests with the owner or authorities of the site.By site I refer to things like a school , college or institution. In the case of a college thecollege authorities decides on what is relevant to their own curriculum. By the way thedigital library does not replace the internet and its purpose is not for instant messagingand chatting but to serve useful and usable information to the user.
Tutorials and online training
Self paced tutorials – diverse tutorials that end with user exercise and tests could be agreat way to test students for specific proficiencies in various areas. Multiple choicequestions can used to screen or grade users and the test results posted immediately after the user completes the exercise or test. This does not involve extreme programming skills