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Information architecture for building digital library

Alex Ozoemelem Obuh


The paper provided an overview of constituent elements of a digital library and  explained the underlying information architecture and building blocks for a digital  library. It specifically proffered meaning to the various elements or constituents of a digital library system. The paper took a look at the structure of information as a set of digital objects; components of the digital library systems and how these components function within the digital library framework were also reviewed. The paper examined the structure of a digital library repository, its constituent elements as well as the  operational protocol RAP. The issues of concern in structuring information in a digital library and the problems hampering digitization in libraries were also considered and based on these some recommendations were made.

Keywords: Information, Architecture, Building, Digital, Library.

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