America Technology

New Technology Paper
XCOM 225
Art Mahan

    In recent years, due to the growth of technological innovations, life seems to be more efficient and fascinating, and people can try mass of things they have never thought before. New technology like a digital library has the power to attract every thirsty consumer.
    However, when we enjoy the benefits from those developments, we always omit a common sense every coin has two sides, and we usually concentrate on the head but ignore the tails. Once we realize the significance of those flaws, we have been more or less perverted by the side-effect of technology, and paid the price of advancing.
    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”.
(Celine, 2009)
  The level of interest regarding digital libraries has grown steadily as a greater number of institutions, including archives and museums, consider the possible implications of digital libraries. While there are important, unresolved digital library research and development issues, there is also a concurrent desire to develop strategies for systematic digital library programs built upon the results of digital library projects.1 Digital library programs generally include both digital collections and services that facilitate access, retrieval, and analysis of the collections. This interest reflects growing expectations from patrons and end users. In an ideal world, with unlimited resources, it would be possible to provide a full range of digital library services to all users. In reality, resource constraints require a consideration of priorities. Consequently, it would be useful to evaluate potential benefits, as determined by patrons and end users, regarding digital library services. Even without considering...