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Information Security Issues in a Digital Library Environment: A Literature Review

Anday A, Francese E, Huurdeman H, Yilmaz M, Zengenene D ...see all

Bilgi Dünyas, vol. 13, issue 1 (2012) pp. 117-137

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This paper aimed to explore the literature on security issues that digital libraries should consider in managing digital resources. Books on information security and network security were consulted as well as several databases such as ERIC, Ebrary, LISA, Science Direct, EbscoHost, ISI, Google Scholar, ProQuest, Emerald Insight, ACM were searched to understand what particular aspect of information security and privacy in digital libraries exist from 2000 - 2010. Security in digital libraries is an issue of the most important, and should be considered carefully in creating policies and strategic plans of institutions wanting to set up a digital library. This paper focused on the four main streams that concerns security in the digital environment, namely: infrastructure, digital content, users and standards and legal issues. This literature review also built upon previous literature reviews, and is one of the few of its kind in the topic.

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  • data protection
  • digital libraries
  • information security

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  • Audrey Anday

  • Enrico Francese

  • Hugo C Huurdeman

  • Muharrem Yilmaz

  • Dydimus Zengenene

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