Digital library management and D Guide - Resources and Review

Discussion of the issues attached to the implementation of the ATHENS access management system. Points out that the lessons from ATHENS could suggest that success will only be achieved if at least equal attention is paid to the needs of those who will have to manage the final system as to the technical detail.
Provides the widely used collection description schema as proposed by the UK Office of Library and Information Networking and derived from Michael Heaney's related report, 'An Analytical Model of Collections and their Catalogues'. Provides a definitive set of metadata attributes to ensure the effective description of library, archive and museum collections.
Peer reviewed electronic journal which covers aspects of the 'new' library, such as digital collections, OPACs, bibliographic instruction, information literacy, and the task of integrating these with traditional library services.
Managing access to online information is a broad problem, which occurs in a wide range of different applications. Managers of online information wish to implement policies about who can access the information, under what terms and conditions. This paper describes a general approach to this problem and experience in applying it in digital libraries.
Proceedings of the Ninth Australasian Information Online and On Disc Conference and Exhibition, held in Sydney Australia, January 1999. Many of the papers reflect the challenges of managing information. Issues include access and rights, sustaining sites, improving access via gateways, verification and authentication, search engines and directories, integration with existing library information systems, and using the technology of the Internet in tasks such as serving remote library users.
Article outlining a proposed model for the development of digital library research. Covers a number of themes such as accessibility, user support, requirements and behaviour, structural issues, navigation and search tools, metadata, information retrieval, interface design, functionality, security, and sustainability.
An investigation of approaches to the management and creation of institutional and departmental electronic resources in Scottish universities. Based at Strathclyde and Napier Universities, it is a two
year project funded by the Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib).
A representative selection of electronic resources created by staff at the University of Strathclyde and Napier University. Designed as the library element of the Clyde Virtual University project.
Full text publication outlining a rationale for digitisation and preservation. Considers issues involved in project management, the selection process of materials for scanning, copyright issues, technical concerns, the development of best practices, vendor relations, and digital longevity. Available in PDF format.
Report of a study on behalf of the Andrew W Mellon Foundation investigating the underlying assumptions being made in the move from analog photographic services into the realm of digital capture and delivery. In particular, the report looks at how marketable, cost efficient and income
stable the new digital services and resources are in comparison with previous methods. Report is available in PDF and HTML formats.
Report outlining principles to guide libraries in negotiating license agreements for access to electronic resources, and to provide licensors with a sense of the issues of importance to libraries and their users.
Report of research undertaken by Michael Heaney at the University Library Services Directorate, Oxford University. The report refines conceptualisations of collections through an 'entity
relationship' model of collections and their catalogues in an attempt to inform current approaches to collection description. Available in PDF only.
Discussion of issues of structure and strategy required to incorporate communications and information technology into library services as they become more central to the workings of higher education. Part of a series of guides written by the IMPEL2 Project based on findings from case studies conducted in the library and information services of 24 UK universities and colleges during 1996
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