Library Z, a digital library selection which contains everlasting search engines (we call it “Engines”) links in structured electronic form, on the web. Its digital environment will permit quick handling and/or ephemeral information with regards to the specific collection where a user will be able to access FREE research papers, journals, articles, books, documents, images, sound data, and videos.
Engines allow users to access files immediately in HTML format (or) can be downloaded in PDF format.
Did You Know: Electronic circulation of the intellectual and imaginative property has writers, agents, and web publishers worried about the opportunity of copyright infringement. Important changes in copyright will probably appear as digital libraries increase and their use becomes more popular.
Reason for Digital Library:
Expedite the organized development of steps to get, store, and coordinate, information in digital form
Promote effective delivery of information financially to all or any users
Encourage co-operative work in research reference, processing, and communication systems
Strengthen communication and cooperation between and among educational companies
Take authority role in the technology and dissemination of knowledge
The function of Digital Library:
Access to huge amounts of information to users every time they need it
Access to most important information sources
Support multi-media content along with text
Hypertext links for navigation
Advanced search and retrieval
Integration with other digital libraries
Advantages of Digital Library:
Nearly unlimited space for storage at a lower cost
No physical boundary
At any hour availability
Improved information retrieval
Preservation for a few print materials
Limitations of Digital Library:
Lack of testing or validation
Insufficient preservation of a set duplicate (for the record as well as for duplicating methodical research)
Differentiating valuable from unproductive information
The Association for Computing Machinery has been founded in 1947. An international non-profit professional organization for learned society and it the world’s largest educational and scientific society for computing headquartered in New York, US.
It conducts most of its activities through local chapters, college & university chapters and Special Interest Groups – SIGs. These SIGs helps conduct conferences and some of them are very famous for presenting innovations in specific fields. They also publish a huge number of FREE Research Papers, Journals, Magazines, and Newsletters.
ACM has made available most of its publications online at its Digital Library to paid subscribers and also helps with a Guide to Computing Literature. Individual members can have access to Books24x7 and Safari Books Online additionally. ACM also offers Online courses to its members.
The IEEE is a specialist relationship of American Institute of Electrical Engineers and Institute of Radio Engineers. It had been founded in 1963. It’s the world’s major association of technological advancement of Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, IT and allied disciplines.
IEEE and its own members inspire a worldwide community through IEEE’s highly cited publications, meetings, technology requirements and professional &educational activities.
The posted content in these publications, as well as this content from several hundred gross annual meetings sponsored by the IEEE, can be purchased in the IEEE online digital catalog (Digital Library – IEEE Xplore), for subscription-based gain access.
Springer is an academic publishing media founded in 1842 that publishes globally high-quality peer-reviewed Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers. It opts the authors to choose their publications license type, whether open access license type (available online for everyone where the author pays for the copyright retention) or restricted license type under subscription – monthly and annually.
Springer products are SpringerProtocols (a collection of protocols with guide to conducting labs researches), SpringerImages (contains huge collection of images from various fields like medicine, engineering), SpringerMaterials (allows access to Landolt Börnstein research database) and AuthorMapper (a tool for locating authors geographic location to help explore patterns in document discovery of various fields).
Science Direct is a publishing media founded in 1997. It provides access to a huge collection of the database (of medical and scientific research) on a subscription basis or pay per view purchase. Never restricted to only purchase, Science Direct also allows open access to a huge collection of FREE Research Papers, Journals, Magazines, and Newsletters.
DeepDyve is a commercial publishing media founded in 2005 but the official website was launched in late 2010 which provides access to multidisciplinary FREE Research Papers, Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers. It has a huge academic collection both commercial and non-commercial. It allows HTML viewing on a rental basis both monthly and annually. DeepDyve widely accredited for its rental based HTML viewing.
The Internet Archive (Slogan – “Universal access to all knowledge”) is a multidisciplinary non-profit engine ( one of the oldest digitization website) founded in 1996 by Brewster Kahle, which allows open access to all of its collection to the public. Its collection includes FREE Research Papers, books, audios, images, videos, software, games. These collections are suitable for Researchers, Scholars, Historians, and the general public. To avoid loss of data, Internet Archive uses Content Delivery Network ‘CDN’ concept to deliver contents to data centers throughout the world. Not only it allows open access/download to the public but it also allows the public to upload files which are taken care by its crawler bots. By the end of late 2016, Internet Archive topped with 15 x 1015 bytes of data and it has more than 308 billion snapshots of all web pages on every website where each page disappears in 100 days. To avoid such loss, it re-caches webpages every two months.