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OCLC Systems & Services

ISSN: 1065-075X

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Subject Area: Library and Information Studies

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The system development life cycle and digital library development

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Title:The system development life cycle and digital library development
Author(s):H. Frank Cervone, (Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA)
Citation:H. Frank Cervone, (2007) "The system development life cycle and digital library development", OCLC Systems & Services, Vol. 23 Iss: 4, pp.348 - 352
Keywords:Digital libraries, Library systems
Article type:Viewpoint
DOI:10.1108/10650750710831484 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Purpose – The purpose of this article is to develop an understanding of the system development lifecycle and its role in managing the development of digital library systems.

Design/methodology/approach – The article provides a conceptual analysis of the system development lifecycle within the context of digital library system development.

Findings – The system development lifecycle concept has been broadly applied to system development projects for many years. Project teams developing digital library systems can be more effective if they understand the expectations and outcomes of each phase of the system development lifecycle.

Originality/value – For librarians that do not have a formal system development background, this article provides a concise and to-the-point overview of the various stages of the system development lifecycle and the relationship of each phase to the development of a digital library system.

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