eLib supporting studies and workshops
managed by UKOLN
It was recognised that there was a need for a number of studies to be
carried out to support the Electronic Libraries Programme in various areas.
There are currently therefore three strands of
studies activity funded by eLib:
- evaluative studies, managed by the Tavistock Institute
- preservation studies, managed by BLRIC
- UKOLN-managed studies and workshops (resulting from MODELS and elsewhere)
The studies included in the UKOLN-managed strand have emerged from several
sources, including the MODELS project; four workshops are
also included. A consolidated list of all the titles follows. Open invitations
to tender have been issued, via a variety of methods including relevant email
lists. Reports are being made available on the Web and in hard copy.
Studies and workshops
- Management information systems and performance measurement for the
electronic library - including workshop
(Peter Brophy and Peter M.
Wynne, CERLIM, University of Central Lancashire). Final report, June 1997.
[Word 6 format ]
- Standards for serials (resulting from
MODELS 1 workshop):
- Meeting to promote the use of serial part identifiers - resulting from
MODELS workshop 1 (organised by BIC and UKOLN, March 1997). A
report on the
meeting appeared in Ariadne.
- A survey of the content and characteristics of electronic abstracts (Alan
Wheatley, DILS, University of Wales Aberystwyth & C.J. Armstrong, CIQM).
Final report, October 1997.
[Word 6 format ]
- Collection level description (UKOLN coordinating contributions from a
range of experts).
Work in progress documents, together with meeting
notes and draft proposed list of core collection description attributes
- The publishing of electronic scholarly monographs and text books (Ray
Lonsdale, DILS, University of Wales Aberystwyth & C.J. Armstrong, CIQM).
[Terms of reference] Final report, April
1998. [Word 6 format ]
- The impact of electronic journals on local network computing and printing
environments (Instant Library). [Terms
of reference] Final report, December 1998. [RTF]
The following studies are currently underway:
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