Digital Library Research and Methods

Lib & Info Science > Digital Lib Research

- See also Library & Info Science: Preservation ; Internet Studies
- See also Digital Library > Research & Development

Alexandria Digital Library
The Alexandria Project will explore a variety of problems related to a distributed digital library for geographically-referenced information. The focus of the collection will be on information supporting basic science.
UC Santa Barbara

Digital Governmentorg
Home of the National Science Federation's Digital Government Program
"The NSF's Digital Government Program partners leading-edge computer scientists with forward-thinking government agencies to explore and develop new information technologies that will improve the way government serves the American people."

DoIS - Documents in Information Science
"...a service for finding and downloading the latest research results in Information Science. DoIS is a database of articles and conference proceedings published in electronic format in the area of Library and Information Science. DoIS is a volunteer effort to create a free bibliographic resource of scientific texts specialized in Information Science."

Library of Congress - Digital Interlibrary Loan
"This is a pilot project to explore the practicality of scanning, storing, and delivering materials that have actually been requested by patrons. For the purposes of the pilot, the titles selected are in the public domain, are non-circulating because of physical condition, can be captured in a relatively small file, and have a cataloging record in the Library of Congress catalog in which to place a link."

A Registry of Real-Time Digital Reference Services
" a categorized listing of libraries that offer real-time Library reference or information services using chat software, live interactive communications utilities, call center management software, Web contact center software, bulletin board services, or related Internet technologies. Use of the listed services may be restricted or limited to affiliated students, faculty, staff, or members."
Compiled and maintained by Gerry McKiernan, Science and Technology Librarian and Bibliographer, Iowa State University Library

PALMM (Publication of Archival Library & Museum Materials)
" a program of the libraries of the State University System of Florida (SUS) designed to provide support to individual and cooperative digital library initiatives...Currently under construction, the PALMM website will contain...a searchable database of PALMM collections and related collections belonging to SUS institutions or geographically or thematically pertaining to the state of Florida."

Public-Access Computer System Review
"An electronic journal about end-user computer systems in libraries. It is distributed at no charge on the Internet and other computer networks. The journal publishes papers on topics such as digital libraries, document delivery systems, electronic publishing, expert systems, hypermedia and multimedia systems, locally mounted databases, network-based information resources and tools, and online catalogs."

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography
"This bibliography presents selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet."
By Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Virtual Reference Desk
"The Virtual Reference Desk Project is dedicated to the advancement of digital reference and the successful creation and operation of human-mediated, Internet-based information services."
- Sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Education

Washington State Library Digital Best Practices
"This site will guide you through the major decisions points in planning a digital project by offering you several categories of information to consult and pointing your a variety of resources."
Sections include: Project Management ; Collection ; Technology ; Funding ; Follow a Scenario ; View a Digital Project.

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