A digital library is the foundation of a knowledge center without walls, open
24 hours a day, and accessible over a network.
Some of the important applications of digital libraries :
Technologies for automatically capturing data of all forms (text, images,
speech, sound, etc.), generating descriptive information about data (including
translation into other languages), and categorizing and organizing electronic
information in a variety of formats.
Advanced algorithms and intelligent interactive Intermet-based tools for
creating and managing distributed multimedia databases and for browsing,
navigating, searching, filtering, retrieving, combining, integrating, displaying
visualizing, and analyzing very large amounts of information that are
inherently in different formats. These databases are frequently stored on
different media that are distributed among heterogeneous systems across the
Nation and around the world.