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Digital Libraries: Social Issues and Technological AdvancesChen, Hsinchun; Houston, Andrea L.; Zelkowitz, M. (Academic Press, Inc., 1999)This chapter will focus on digital libraries, starting with a discussion of the historical visionaries, definitions, driving forces and enabling technologies and some key research issues. Also discussed will be some of the US and international digital library projects and research initiatives. Some of the emerging techniques for building large-scale digital libraries, including semantic interoperability, will be described. Finally, the conclusion will offer some future directions for digital libraries.