The Personal Digital Library (PDL)-based e-learning: Using the PDL as an e-learning support tool

  • Xiaozhao Deng
  • Jianhai Ruan
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 252)


The paper describes a support tool for learners engaged in e-learning, the Personal Digital Library (PDL). The characteristics and functionality of the PDL are presented. Suggested steps for constructing and managing a PDL are outlined and discussed briefly. The authors believe that the PDL as a support tool of e-learning will be important and essential in the future.


Support Tool Application Software Learning Material Learning Content Hard Drive 


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© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaozhao Deng
    • 1
  • Jianhai Ruan
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of computer and information scienceSouthwest UniversityChongqingChina
  2. 2.LibrarySouthwest UniversityChongqingChina

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