Date Added: Jun 2011
Today's society is the information society and the libraries are moving from traditional towards digitalization. The digitalization is the result of the need of modern information society. The paper explains the concept and architecture of a digital library. Problems, challenges and issues involved in design and development of standard digital library focused on Developing Countries Context also discussed in the paper. Digital libraries can immediately adopt innovations in technology with improvements in electronic and audio book technology, presenting new form of communication. The authors also discuss the Metadata concept as it is developed in the field of library and information science.