025.0 Digital libraries: national centres

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025.0 Digital libraries: national centres

025.04 BIDS: Bath Information and Data Services BIDS is a national provider of network access to commercially supplied bibliographic database services for UK higher education and research. Many services require registration.

025.0 CDLR: Centre for Digital Library Research Based at Strathclyde University, the CDLR conducts research on digital library issues ranging from information policy and information retrieval to document storage technologies and standards. Includes material on individual projects with links to their specific Web resources, along with details of presentations and reports delivered since the Centre’s creation in 1999.

025.0 Digital library projects, initiatives and research centers Presents links to digital library initiatives around the world, arranged by continent.

025.04 EDINA: Edinburgh Data and Information Access EDINA provides the UK Higher Education and research community with access to a library of data, information and research resources (requires registration).

025.04 MIMAS: Manchester Information and Associated Services (formerly MIDAS) MIMAS provides a range of national dataset services to the UK academic community. These include online access to strategic research and teaching datasets, specialist support (e.g. training courses and documentation), access to software packages and computing resources required for data storage.

025.04 NISS: National Information Services and Systems NISS provides the UK education and research community with access to a wide range of information about education, as well as access to networked information resources. There are five main information categories: Education (HE, FE, schools, funding bodies, UK Government), Reference (OPACs, bookshops, museums, ATHENS subscription services, external data services), News (newspapers, current affairs, business sources), Studentzone (information of interest to HE students both on and off campus) and Noticeboard (jobs, research posts, conferences).

025.0 TASI: Technical Advisory Service for Images A national service set up to advise and support the academic community on the digital creation, storage, and delivery of image related information. Its objectives are to share and promote technical expertise and standards within the academic and public sectors, and enable the academic community to develop digital archives of good quality image related materials to support effective teaching and research by providing comprehensive information and advice. Includes information on copyright issues for groups wishing to create a digital image archive.

025.0 UKOP Online: United Kingdom Official Publications Complete catalogue of British Official Publications from 1980 to the present, including Stationery Office, departmental and agency publications. Subscription required.

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