eLib Supporting Studies
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 main strands of supporting
studies activity funded by eLib:
Other Supporting Studies are available at the foot
of this page. For other JISC and eLib related items, see the 'eLib
related Documents' section, also available as a menu option and the
Papers and Reports section.
Links to electronic versions of some of the reports are available below;
the others are forthcoming. Please note that these are for personal use
only and not for downloading onto other servers.
Printed copies can be purchased from
(Library Information Technology Centre), South Bank University, London.
Evaluative Studies, managed by the Tavistock Institute
- Early Impact of elib Activities on Cultural Change in
- Clare Davies, Matthew Hall, Charles Oppenheim and Alison Scammell
- A Comparative Analysis of the Role of Multi-Media
Electronic Journals in Scholarly Disciplines
- Ken Eason, Chis Carter, Susan Harker, Sue Pomfrett, Kathy Phillips
and John Richardson.
[PDF] - [HTML]
- Human Communication Issues in Interactive Scholarly
- Graham Alsop, Chris Tompsett, James Wisdom
[PDF] - [HTML]
- Economic Implications of Different Models of Publishing
Scholarly Journals for Professional Societies and other small or
Specialist Owners and Publishers
- John Blagden, Louise Edwards and Frances Fishwick
[PDF] - [HTML]
- Impact of on-demand publishing and electronic resource
banks on teaching, students and libraries
- Lynda Agili, David Corben, Leah Halliday, Alison McGilvray, Lisa
McRory, Caroline Moore, Carolyn Rowlinson
- The Development of the UK Academic Library Services in the
context of Lifelong Learning
- Peter Brophy, Jenny Craven and Shelagh Fisher (revised version,
[PDF] (revised version, mounted 04-Nov-98) -
- Comparative Evaluation of the Subject Based Gateways
Approach to Providing Access to Network Resources
- David Haynes, David Streatfield, Noeleen Cookman and Helen Wood
(Available in electronic format only)
- Other Tavistock Papers
available from the eLib site
Preservation Studies, managed by BLRIC
- A framework of Data Types and Formats, and Issues
affecting the long term Preservation of Digital Material
- John Bennett (Strategic Information Management Ltd)
[PDF] - [HTML]
- Responsibility for Digital Archiving and Long Term Access
to Digital Data
- Monica Blake, David Haynes, Tanya Jowett, David Streatfield
- Digital Archaeology: Rescuing Neglected and Damaged Data
- Seamus Ross and Ann Gow
The Executive Summary:
and the Full Study: [PDF] (mounted 15 November 1999).
- Preservation of digital materials; policy and strategy
issues for the UK
- Alan Poulter
- An Investigation into the Digital Preservation needs of
Universities and Research Funders
- Denise Lievesley and Simon Jones
[HTML] (mounted 11-Nov-98)
- A Strategic Policy Framework for Creating and Preserving
- Neil Beagrie, Dan Greenstein
- Comparison of methods of digital preservation
- Tony Hendley
[HTML] (mounted 31 March 2000)
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
- Towards a National Agency for Resource Discovery - Scoping
study jointly funded by BLRIC and JISC. (Peter Brophy,
Shelagh Fisher, Geoffrey Hare & David Kay (Editor). Final
report, July 1997.
- [PDF] -
- Management information systems and performance measurement
for the electronic library (Peter Brophy and Peter M.
Wynne, CERLIM, University of Central Lancashire). Final report, June
- [PDF format] -
- Standards for serials (resulting from
MODELS 1 workshop):
- Document requesting (UKOLN coordinating).
Several report contributions are available from the
standards meeting page)
- Standards for serials metadata, and
Terms of availability - combined report (BIC -
David Martin and Mark Bide). Final report, August 1997.
- Serials holdings data (Alan Hopkinson,
meeting on standards for serials/presentation of draft study reports
(organised by UKOLN and BIC, June 1997).
- Meeting to promote the Use of Serial Part Identifiers
- resulting from MODELS workshop 1 (organised by BIC and UKOLN,
March 1997). A
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.
- [PDF] -
- Collection level description: a review of existing
practice (Edited by Andy Powell. Authors: Rob Bull
(CrossNet Ltd), Martin Fisk (Aurora Information Technology), Martin
Hamilton (Loughborough University), Brian Kelly (UKOLN), Ray Lester
(Natural History Museum), Ann Matheson (National Library of Scotland),
Patricia Methven (King's College London), Jim Murray (National Library
of Scotland), Dennis Nicholoson (Strathclyde University), Rosemary
Russell (UKOLN) ). Final version published August 1999.
- The publishing of electronic scholarly monographs and text
books (Ray Lonsdale, DILS, University of Wales Aberystwyth &
C.J. Armstrong, CIQM). Final report, April 1998.
- The impact of electronic journals on local network
computing and printing environments (Instant Library).
Final report, December 1998.
of reference] [PDF format]
- Economic models for the digital library Leah
Halliday and Charles Oppenheim, Department of Information Science,
Loughborough University Final Report, October 1999.
- [PDF] -
- Managing organisational change in the hybrid library
Linda Banwell, Joan Day, Kathryn Ray, School of Information Studies,
University of Northumbria at Newcastle. Final report, November 1999.
- [Terms of Reference]
MODELS Home Page
Other Supporting Studies
- JISC/TLTP Copyright Guidelines
- These Guidelines were produced by the JISC/TLTP Copyright Working
Group on behalf of the Joint Information Systems Committee, and were
developed from those originally created for the TLTP. They are not to
be regarded as prescriptive, but should be used as pointers towards
good practice in the development of computer-based materials for
higher education. They apply only to the UK. (November 11 1998)
- SKIP Project final Report
- This report summarises the work undertaken by the SKIP
(Skills for new Information Professionals) Project. The research was
funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) under the
Training and Awareness area of the Electronic Libraries (eLib)
- Penny Garrod and Ivan Sidgreaves,
(Academic Services, University of Plymouth)