2.2: A Bit of History

The task to identify and organize documents or knowledge is neither new nor restricted to digital material.

There are long traditions in science and libraries to

Within the last 40 years many computer based systems have been developed to organize the access to scientific documents.

But these systems have been build for well defined and homogeneous

These conditions change. Now systems have to adapt to


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