Links to Other Resources
Resources and Indexes of Resources
D-lib, the Digital Libraries magazine, is mirrored in the UK. DLib is a monthly publication that contains detailed reports and papers on various aspects of Digital Library research and development, in the US and beyond.
- The IFLA
(International Federation of Library Associations) Web site has possibly the most
extensive index of Electronic/Digital Library Net-based resources. The Digital Libraries
page contains, as well as links to resources, links to other research and projects around the world.
- The Library of Congress has a long page of
Library and Information Science Resources,
including a section on digital library initiatives around the world.
- The Integrated Document Access project at UniSA in Australia has a page with
many links to many projects in the fields of
information retrieval and document delivery.
Major Web sites associated with copyright of electronic material
Other UK/European-with-UK digital library initiatives and programmes
- The HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council of England) has
links to initiatives
that it funds. These have a bias towards teaching/training using technology and include
TLTP (Teaching and Learning
CTI (Computers in Teaching Initiative)
and the ITTI (Information Technology
- The British Library funds the
Initiatives for Access programme of 20 development projects. The projects are
investigating hardware and software platforms for the digitisation and subsequent
networking of a range of Library materials. In addition to enhancing Library services
and facilitating access, the programme will establish
standards for the storage, indexing, retrieval and transmission of data, and will examine the copyright issues
involved with digitisation of material and its provision over networks.
- The I*M Europe home page is the place to
start to look for European electronic library/information research initiatives. I*M acts as a medium for
supporting the actions of DGXIII of the European Commission in stimulating the European
electronic information services market and multimedia content industries.
From here can be found links to the
Information Engineering and
Telematics for Libraries areas of the Telematics programme.
- Esprit, the
European Union's information technologies programme. Funded under the Fourth
Framework programme, the programme emphasises ease of access to information, to services and
technologies for companies, administrations, and individual citizens. Activities stress use and usability of technologies, and best practice.
The RTD areas covered are those most vital to the development of the emerging information infrastructure (which will provide the basis of the global information society of the future), taking
into account the need for selectivity and concentration of effort.
DESIRE - Development of a European Service for Information on Research and Education.
DESIRE is one of the largest projects funded in the Telematics for Research Sector
of the Fourth Framework Programme funded by the European Union. The partners in
DESIRE have been at work since January 1996 on a series of related tasks which extend
the technology of the World Wide Web and implement pilot information services on
behalf of European researchers. DESIRE has certain aspects in common
with the Access to Network Resources
area of the eLib programme.
- ACTS. The ACTS Programme (Advanced Communications
Technologies and Services) represents the European Commission's major effort to support
precompetitive RTD (Research and Technological Development) in the context of trials in the field of
telecommunications during the period of the Fourth Framework Programme of scientific research and
development (1994-1998). The programme is also described in
issue 4 of Ariadne.