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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 resource discovery, information retrieval and document delivery.

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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 Technology Programme), CTI (Computers in Teaching Initiative) and the ITTI (Information Technology Training Initiative).
  • 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.

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