025.0 Digital libraries in universities and colleges

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025.0 Digital libraries in universities and colleges

025.0 California Digital Library A library service offering browsing and searching facilities online. Collections include indexes, databases, electronic journals and texts, archival finding aids, and digitised photographs and images. Guides and tutorials on how to search the library effectively are included.


025.0 Center for Research and Development of Digital Libraries (CRADLE) CRADLE is a community of researchers, practitioners, and educators interested in digital libraries. They have many active areas of digital library research, train digital librarians in the university, and provide continuing education to those in the community.


025.0 Centre for Digital Libraries Research The Centre is involved in real applications of digital libraries, museums and galleries in order to fully understand the user’s requirements, real-world problems and to develop research. It works on multimedia archives for museums and galleries or virtual museums. The Multimedia Research Group has particular expertise in linkbases (links stored outside the material), agents, object-oriented databases, content-based retrieval and accurate imaging.


025.0 Cornell Digital Library Research Group CDLRG research investigates infrastructure for component-ware digital libararies. This research involves defining the core components of such a modular infrastructure and the interactions among these components to produce usable instantiations of digital libraries.


025.0 Digital Libraries: A Unifying or Distributing Force? Paper addressing the potential consequences of changes to digital information. Suggests that universities can cope by being more proactive in their use of the Web for reward and communication.


025.0 Digital Research Library, University of Pittsburgh The Digital Research Library of the University of Pittsburgh’s library system serves users through the creation and maintenance of Web-accessible digital research collections. It also serves as a knowledge resource within the university for digital library issues and developments.


025.0 Digital Scriptorium Collection of digitised Medieval and Early Renaissance manuscripts and documents from the Bancroft Library (UC Berkeley) and the Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Columbia University. The database enables searching by shelfmark, country, author and title, and manuscripts are displayed as thumbnail images and in small, medium and large sizes.


025.0 Do Digital Libraries Need Librarians? An Experiential Dialog Brief discussion of what constitutes a digital library, the effects of technology on the role of the librarian, and technology-based attempts at information access. Concludes that librarians and technologists need to work together in the development of digital libraries.


025.0 Early Impact of eLib Activities on Cultural Change in Higher Education Study exploring the potential of the eLib programme to stimulate or ‘mobilise’ the higher education community towards positive cultural change, that would facilitate the uptake and usefulness of electronic resources such as the innovations developed within the eLib programme.


025.0 Effective Use of Electronic Information Sources Solutions suggested to the problem that although many members of the academic community acknowledge electronic information sources have an impact on their work, many of these services remain under used. Part of a series of guides written by the IMPEL2 Project based on findings from case studies conducted in the library and information services of 24 UK universities and colleges during 1996-97.


025.0 eLib Standards Guidelines Provides advice and guidance for eLib projects. Guidelines are from 1996 and 1998, covering a wide range of electronic format and interchange standards, as well as references to more detailed reading.


025.0 Integrated Information Environment for Higher Education: Developing the Distributed, National Electronic Resource (DNER) The JISC currently funds a number of data centres, data services, and projects, using different delivery modes, which contribute to the electronic content available to the UK higher education community. This document describes the parameters of the distributed national electronic resource, sets out policies for its development, and identifies areas for collaboration with data providers and data users outwith the HE sector.


025.0 Old Dominion University Digital Library Research Group The Old Dominion University Digital Library Research Group is engaged in various aspects of digital library research and are building and demonstrating novel digital library services.


025.0 Research Assessment Exercise and Usage of BIDS-ISI Compiled on behalf of the Database Resources Research Group (DDRG) who investigated the hypothesis that level of BIDS ISI usage is related to the criteria of research performance in universities. To do this, academic usage of the database was analysed in conjunction with institutional performance in the 1992 and 1996 Research Assessment Exercises (RAE).


025.0 Resource Based Learning and the Impact on Library and Information Services Discussion of the role of LIS in, and the effect of, the shift to resource based learning. Part of a series of guides written by the IMPEL2 Project based on findings from case studies conducted in the library and information services of 24 UK universities and colleges during 1996-97.


025.0 Structure and Strategy Discussion of issues of structure and strategy required to incorporate communications and information technology into library services as they become more central to the workings of higher education. Part of a series of guides written by the IMPEL2 Project based on findings from case studies conducted in the library and information services of 24 UK universities and colleges during 1996-97.


025.0 What is Information Literacy?? Collection of articles discussing information literacy in an educational context.


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