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This section includes significant and special library projects related to Internet resources, such as digital library projects.

TITLE: The Alexandria Project
DESCRIPTION: This project is to explore "a variety of problems related to a distributed digital library for geographically-referenced information."--Title screen.
HOST: University of California, Santa Barbara
KEYWORDS: digital library project

TITLE: Anderson, Greg, Rebecca Lasher, and Vicky Reich. The Computer Science Technical Report (CS-TR) Project: A Pioneering Digital Library Project Viewed from a Library Perspective
DESCRIPTION: "In 1992, the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) awarded a three-year grant to the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI) and five research universities to build a large-scale, distributed digital library of computer science technical reports produced by project participants. The participating universities were Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and the University of California at Berkeley. CNRI served as a collaborator and agent for the project. The Computer Science Technical Reports (CS-TR) project was one of the earliest sustained investigations into the system engineering of digital libraries, and it pioneered multi-institutional collaborative research in this increasingly important area. The CS-TR project investigated a broad spectrum of technical, social, and legal issues related to the development and implementation a very large, heterogeneous, distributed digital library. The CS-TR project created a prototype digital library service that included a large collection of technical reports; an exchange format for bibliographic data (RFC 1357, which was superseded by RFC 1807); a distributed delivery protocol (Dienst) for information on the World-Wide Web; an information awareness service (Sift); an approach to interoperability (the Kahn and Wilensky paper); and a Web catalog tool (Lycos)."
KEYWORDS: digital library project

DESCRIPTION: "The CATRIONA II project is an investigation of approaches to the management and creation of institutional and departmental electronic resources in Scottish universities; of the existence of quality, locally-created, electronic resources on individual campuses and their value both within and beyond the local institution; of intentions regarding the provision of campus-wide and external access to such resources; and of associated questions relating to institutional policy, strategy, organisational infrastructure, and approaches to resource delivery and maintenance, with particular reference to the role of the library. A subsidiary aim would be to establish guidelines for best practice in the above areas."--Introduction.
KEYWORDS: electronic library project

TITLE: CORC--Cooperative Online Resource Catalog
DESCRIPTION: "CORC is a research project exploring the cooperative creation and sharing of metadata by libraries ... and CORC is designed to help both libraries and OCLC to move more quickly in coping with the huge amount of material becoming available on the World Wide Web."--Titls screen.
KEYWORDS: internet resources catalog

TITLE: Description of the Nordic Metadata project: Cataloguing, Indexing and Retrieval of Digital Documents
DESCRIPTION: The goal of the project is to design a shared metadata creation and utilisation environment for digital documents. It emphasizes the importance of the participation of libraries in the process of cataloging the metadata/Internet resources. Several formats are evaluated. MARC format is one of them. A complex and interesting project in Scandinavia.
KEYWORDS: cataloging internet resources, organizing internet resources

TITLE: Digital Library Projects
DESCRIPTION: Includes the Digital Imaging Initiative and the Digital Libraries Initiative projects currently. "The Digital Imaging Initiative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library is exploring the use of multimedia and network technology to promote preservation of the Library's unique collections and provide widespread access to these collections."--Source. "The Digital Libraries Initiative (DLI) project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is developing the information infrastructure to effectively search technical documents on the Internet."--Source.
E-MAIL: Susan Harum
KEYWORDS: digital library projects

TITLE: Digital Library Project
DESCRIPTION: "The project's goal is to develop the technologies for intelligent access to massive, distributed collections comprising multiple terabyte databases of photographs, satellite images, videos, maps, full text documents, and "multivalent" documents."--Title screen.
HOST: University of Berkeley
KEYWORDS: digital library project

TITLE: Digital Library Project
DESCRIPTION: "The content will emphasize a diverse collection, focused on earth and space sciences, which can satisfy the needs of many different types of users. The content will be supplied by publishers, although the project will eventually allow all users to publish their work. A related project, the Journal Storage Project (JSTOR), will digitize and make available all issues from the first publication through 1990 of ten economics journals to the NSF-UMDL."--About our project.
HOST: University of Michigan
KEYWORDS: digital library project

TITLE: Digital Projects by NLC
DESCRIPTION: "The National Library of Canada is engaged in digitization activities in order to create a collection of electronic resources and research tools to support the study of Canada and Canadians and ensure a strong Canadian presence on the information highway."--Title screen.
KEYWORDS: digital library project

TITLE: Dublin Core Metadata
CREATOR: Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.
DESCRIPTION: "The Dublin Core is a 15-element metadata element set intended to facilitate discovery of electronic resources. Originally conceived for author-generated description of Web resources, it has also attracted the attention of formal resource description communities such as museums and libraries."--Title screen.
KEYWORDS: cataloging electronic resources, meta-data

TITLE: Informedia
DESCRIPTION: "Informedia is a research initiative at Carnegie Mellon University funded by the NSF, DARPA, NASA and others, that studies how multimedia Digital Libraries can be established and used. Informedia is building a multimedia library that will contain over a thousand hours of digital video, and audio, images, text and other related materials. The Informedia library is populated by automatically encoding, segmenting and indexing data. Research in the areas of speech recognition, image understanding and natural language processing supports the automatic preparation of diverse media for full-content and knowledge-based search and retrieval."--Title screen.
HOST: Carnegie Mellon University
KEYWORDS: digital library project

TITLE: InFoPeople Project
DESCRIPTION: The InFoPeople Project provides points of public access to the Internet in public libraries throughout California. It provides information and links to Internet service providers, library resources, California job, government, and directory, etc.
KEYWORDS: internet access project, library project

TITLE: Institute on Digital Library Development
DESCRIPTION: "A five-day workshop to retool librarians, archivists, and museum professionals with the skills they need to use existing tools and proven techniques to place library content on the Internet.... The Institute was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Higher Education Act Title II-B grant and the UC Berkeley Library."--Title screen.
KEYWORDS: digital library, librarians and internet

TITLE: Internet Library of Early Journals
DESCRIPTION: "A joint project by the Universities of Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Oxford, conducted under the auspices of the eLib (Electronic Libraries) Programme. It aims to digitise substantial runs of 18th and 19th century journals, and make these images available on the Internet, together with their associated bibliographic data."--What is ILEJ?
KEYWORDS: digital project, electronic journals, victoriana, 18th century, 19th century

TITLE: Project Muse
DESCRIPTION: "In one of the first ventures of its kind, the Johns Hopkins University Press and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library have joined forces to launch Project Muse, an initiative enabling worldwide networked access to the full text of the Press's 40 scholarly journals. Funded through 1997 by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Project Muse makes works of scholarship more widely available within individual university communities by using online technology to produce affordable electronic journals in the humanities, the social sciences, and mathematics.... When a library subscribes to a Project Muse journal, that journal is made available without passwords to the entire campus, not just to workstations at the library."
KEYWORDS: digital project, library project

TITLE: Stanford University Digital Libraries Project
DESCRIPTION: "The Stanford Digital Libraries project is one participant in the 4-year, $24 million Digital Library Initiative, started in 1994 and supported by the NSF, DARPA, and NASA. In addition to the ties with the five other universities that are part of the project, Stanford also has a large number of industrial partners. Each university project has a different angle of the total project, with Stanford focusing on interoperability. Our collection is primarily computing literature. However, we also have a strong focus on networked information sources, meaning that the vast array of topics found on the World Wide Web are accessible through our project as well. At the heart of the project is the testbed running the "InfoBus" protocol, which provides a uniform way to access a variety of services and information sources through "proxies" acting as interpreters between the InfoBus protocol and the native protocol."--Title screen.
KEYWORDS: digital project, digital library

TITLE: UT-LANIC: Latin Americanist Resources Pilot Project
DESCRIPTION: Aims at providing access to academic databases and information services throughout the Internet world, and to help Latin Americanists around the world to access information on and from the region. Since it went online in 1992, LANIC has become the most comprehensive and most frequently used information system for Latin Americanists, and has achieved over 400,000 worldwide accesses per month.
KEYWORDS: latin america, electronic library project

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