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The Web has evolved from an information source to a medium of communication and social interactions. The vision of the Semantic Web becomes a reality. These advances in Internet technologies influence changes in the digital libraries domain. Advanced digital library systems are an outcome of the synergy between digital libraries, the Semantic Web, and social networking. They aim to improve, among other things, usability of information discovery.
Semantic Digital Library systems are build upon research on digital libraries, semantic web, social networking and human computer interaction: they integrate knowledge organization systems, delivered by classic digital libraries, with the semantic web and social networking (Web 2.0) technologies. Semantic Web technologies support the expressiveness of annotations and interoperability with other services (not only digital libraries). The Web 2.0 approach allows users to be engaged in the annotation and knowledge sharing process, making semantic digital libraries more useable.