IV. Digital Library Information
and Web Links
Digital libraries bring together
as cataloging records, "finding aids" such as search engines, and full content,
such as reports, journal articles and books. User behavior
is also an important area of study; for example, what makes libraries helpful
in electronic media? The University Library's
SunSITE server provides one useful clearinghouse for background information.
Libraries Magazine is an online publication that covers digital libraries
in depth, and reports on industry-wide developments. Digital Libraries is found
on the home page of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives, a leading
advocate of new electronic media for education.
The Library of Congress
has launched a major initiative
to digitize parts of its collection. Robert Wilensky, Chair of Computer
Science at Berkeley, is leading a multim
illion dollar project funded by the NSF to build a digital library for environmental
The UC System is an active
leader in the develoment of digital libraries. The Librarians Association of
the University of California has compiled a
list of everything going on at UCOP and all campuses, for easy re ference.The
University Library has formed a working group call the
Digital Library Research and Development Group, which is looking for new
opportunities to create digital libraries at Berke ley.
Currently, these include:
- The American Heritage
Virtual Archive (Bancroft Library)
- Computer Science Technical
Reports (The University Library, Computer Science)
- Electronic Reserves (The
- Papyrus Collections (Bancroft
- Web-based Support for
Courses (The Teaching Library)
New Projects are evaluated
by the following criteria:
What is the problem that
will be solved?
Who are the strategic partners?
Does it support innovative
or new ideas?
Who designs the standards
How will people have access?
E.g., infrastructure and interface between various campus standards (such as
Go to COHRE
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