World Digital Libraries: An International Journal (WDL)

World Digital Libraries: An International Journal (WDL)

  • Frequency:2 issues a year
  • ISSN: 0974-567X
  • Online ISSN: 0975-7597

Journal Details

World Digital Libraries is an international peer-reviewed biannual journal. The journal seeks quality research papers that present original theoretical approaches. It also seeks experimental case studies related to digital library developments, maintenance and dissemination  of  digital information focusing on research and integration of knowledge at the interface of resources and development. The journal will, therefore, keep readers abreast with the current developments and contain articles, reviews, current developments, and case studies, encompassing the following areas.

  • Theoretical and methodological issues that relate to the interrelationships among   electronic resources management, digital preservation, multiple access, multilinguality, copyright issues, and security aspects.
  • Theoretical approaches as well as experimental case studies related to digital library development  and maintenance. 
  • Initiatives towards digitization through lucid case studies.
  • Current developments across the globe.
  • Dialogues between the scientific community and society at large.


Show Abstract Issue -Vol.1(1) June 2008

  • Editorial

    Michael Seadle
    Dean, Faculty of Arts, and Director, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, and Editor, Library Hi-Tech, Germany

  • Viewpoints on digital library issues

    DOI: 10.3233/WDL-120011

  • A work-centred approach to evaluation of a digital library: annotation system for knowledge sharing in collaborative work

    ANNELISE MARK PEJTERSEN, Center of Cognitive Systems Engineering, DenmarkPREBEN HANSEN, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, SwedenHANNE ALBRECHTSEN, Institute of Knowledge Sharing, Denmark

    DOI: 10.3233/WDL-120012

  • E-research: a new genre of digital library services

    AHMED TAHA, Jimi Business and Engineering Library, UAE UniversityResearch and e-information services specialist, Jimi Business and Engineering Library, Jimi Campus-1,UAE University, P.O. Box 17555, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates Tel. + (971)-3 738937; Fax: + (971)-3 7133325; E-mail:

    DOI: 10.3233/WDL-120013

  • Digitizing cultural heritage and history archives Case studies from Russia (Comintern Archives) and Albania (NationalArchives)

    JEAN-MARC COMMENT ,Swiss Federal ArchivesThis article is only the valuation of Jean-Marc Comment on the two projects. It is not the final assessment about the results of the two projects. The final assessment can only be given by the organization responsible for both the projects.Archivstrasse 24, 3003 Berne, SwitzerlandTel: +41313228330; Fax: +41313227828; E-mail:

    DOI: 10.3233/WDL-120014

  • MEDLIS: Model for Evaluation of Digital Libraries and Information Services

    GOBINDA CHOWDHURY (; DAVID MCMENEMY (, and ALAN POULTER, (, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde Glasgow G1 1XH, UK

    DOI: 10.3233/WDL-120015

  • Recognition-free search in graphics stream of PDF

    A BALASUBRAMANIAN,HP Labs India, Bangalore – 560 030, India ( V JAWAHAR,Centre for Visual Information Technology,International Institute of Information Technology, Gachibowli, Hyderabad – 500 032,India(

    DOI: 10.3233/WDL-120016

  • Open Access: the new frontier connecting the learning commons through hassle-free and seamless scholarly communication

    M G SREEKUMARaVisiting Professor, Faculty of Computer Science and Information TechnologyUniversity of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (E-mail:

    DOI: 10.3233/WDL-120017

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