Physical objects in the digital library Conference Paper uri icon


  • Physical objects are the foundation for many of today's areas of scholarship, research, and education. Because physical objects are tangible, any digital representation of one is an approximation of the object. Knowing how to approximate requires an understanding of the work practices and needs of the library's constituencies. We consider issues arising from the creation of digital libraries based on physical objects, focusing particularly on the characteristics of botanical herbaria and their users.

author list (cited authors)

  • Furuta, R., Marshall, C. C., Shipman, F. M., & Leggett, J. J.

publication date

  • January 1996