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Institutional Programs

IITA DL Workshop Report http://www-diglib.stanford.edu/diglib/pub/reports/iita-dlw/main.html

August 22, 1995

The objective of the workshop was to refine the research agenda for digital libraries with specific emphasis on issues of scaling and interoperability, and to identify the infrastructure developments.

Digital Library Programs

Digital Libraries basically store materials in electronic format and manipulate large collections of those materials effectively. Research into digital libraries is research into network information systems, concentrating on how to develop the necessary infrastructure to effectively mass-manipulate the information on the Net.. The key technological issues are how to search and display desired selections from and across large collections.

Summaries of the six DLI projects from the May 1996, Special Issues on Digital Libraries in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE Computer Magazine http://csdl.computer.org/comp/mags/co/1996/05/r5toc.htm

National Science Foundation http://www.larryblakeley.com/library_research_commercial/national_science_foundation.htm

Digital Libraries Initiatives Phase I http://www.larryblakeley.com/library_research_commercial/digital_library_initiatives.htm

The magazine of digital library research, the D-Lib Magazine http://www.dlib.org/, including the July/August 1996 issue The DLI Testbeds: Today and Tomorrow. http://www.dlib.org/dlib/july96/07contents.html

Digital Library conference information, publications, related projects and resources to the DLI, Digital Library Related Information and Resources. http://bengross.com/dl/

National Synchronization for the Digital Library Initiative is being coordinated by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and supported by a supplemental grant by the National Science Foundation.

Digital Libraries Initiative Phase II http://www.larryblakeley.com/library_research_commercial/digital_library_initiatives.htm

National Science Digital Library http://www.larryblakeley.com/library_research_commercial/national_science_digital_library.htm

Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) http://www.larryblakeley.com/library_research_commercial/text_encoding_initiative.htm

Digital Library Federation http://www.larryblakeley.com/library_research_commercial/digital_library_federation.htm

JSTOR - The Scholarly Journal Archive http://www.larryblakeley.com/library_research_commercial/JSTOR.htm

Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS) http://www.larryblakeley.com/library_research_commercial/institute_of_museum_and_library.htm

Alexandria Digital Library Project http://www.larryblakeley.com/library_research_commercial/alexander_digital_library.htm

Million Books Project http://www.larryblakeley.com/library_research_commercial/million_books_project.htm

Project MUSE http://www.larryblakeley.com/library_research_commercial/library_research_commercial/project_muse.htm

Conservation OnLine http://www.larryblakeley.com/library_research_commercial/conservation_online.htm

Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE http://www.larryblakeley.com/library_research_commercial/berkeley_digital_library_sunsite.htm

University of Arizona -- Image Projects http://www.larryblakeley.com/library_research_commercial/university_of_arizona__image_p.htm

The Library of Congress http://www.larryblakeley.com/library_research_commercial/library_of_congress.htm

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) http://www.larryblakeley.com/national_archives_and_records.htm

National Technical Information Service http://www.larryblakeley.com/global_government_technology_initiatives/United_States/national_technical_information_service.htm

National Institute of Standards and Technology Virtual Research Library http://www.larryblakeley.com/library_research_commercial/research_library_organizations/nist_research_library.htm

Bibliotheca Alexandria http://www.larryblakeley.com/library_research_commercial/bibliotheca_alexandria.htm

The Stanford Digital Library Technologies http://www.larryblakeley.com/library_research_commercial/stanford_dl_tech.htm

American Council of Learned Societies http://www.acls.org/

Americans for Libraries Council (ALC) http://www.lff.org/

Mission - Americans for Libraries Council (ALC) is a national nonprofit that advocates for libraries at the national level and develops and promotes programs aimed at realizing the potential of libraries in the 21st century. The Council believes that a national agenda is needed to help leverage the vast, varied and rapidly evolving capabilities of America's libraries and to reinvest in libraries as key assets for information literacy, opportunity and democracy.

Goals - to focus attention on libraries as national assets, essential for a healthy economy and vital democracy; to provide effective models for library services and library support; to establish a new base of financial support for library preservation and innovation; and to increase advocacy for libraries in the corporate, philanthropic and civic sectors.

(Note: this program focuses on more than just digital library programs - but, of course, the digital world will have to be a large part of this program as the years progress.)