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Summary Report of the Series of Joint NSF-EU Working Groups on Future Directions for Digital Libraries Research: October 12, 1998

The European Union and the National Science Foundation have been collaborating on a joint international project to identify future research directions and funding priorities for digital libraries. Five working groups were established to explore specific research areas: Intellectual Property and Economics, Global Resource Discovery, Interoperability, Metadata, and Multilingual Information Access....
Integrating Content Management with Digital Rights Management

This white paper, published in May 2003, explores the task of effectively managing digital content while incorporating and protecting the digital rights associated with the content. The authors begin by defining a content management system as it is discussed in their paper and outline the key components and capabilities of such a system. After touching on the foundations of digital rights, the...
Cyber Cemetery

Where do old government websites go when they aren't updated or used anymore? Well, for some of these websites their final resting place is within The University of North Texas (UNT) Digital Library. UNT Library has been involved with creating an archive of government websites that have ceased operation through the CyberCemetery website. Currently, there are around 45 separate collections...
Neuro-Opthalmology Virtual Education Library

Crafted by a team of scholars from the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, the University of Utah, and the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, the Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library (NOVEL) is an open access repository of digital materials to be used for educational and research purposes. Visitors can browse through twenty different collections that are searchable by...
From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry

What can we learn from studying DNA and beer? This is just the type of query that inspires the people at the U.S. National Library of Medicine. This online exhibit is meant to accompany a traveling exhibition and is full of information about key technological innovations that have involved the marriage between medical scholars and industrial professionals. Browsing the Learn More area, visitors...
Catena: Digital Archive of Historic Gardens + Landscapes

Have you ever wondered what Hadrian's Villa looked like? Or perhaps you'd like to know more about the Villa Arconati? If so, you would do well to explore this remarkable site sponsored by the Bard Graduate Center and offering a digital cornucopia of information on ten different villas and their landscape histories. Designed to serve as an educational tool for teachers and scholars, Catena's...
Digital Curation Centre

The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) states as its motto: "because good research needs good data." Based in the United Kingdom, the DCC provides expert advice and helps those in the UK higher education and research communities store, manage, protect, and share digital research data. As such, the site is a great resource for information specialists, particularly librarians and academics. Visitors...
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