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This page provides an overview of 403 articles related to 'digital library', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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A digital library is a library in which collections are stored in digital formats (as opposed to print, microform, or other media) and accessible by computers. The digital content may be stored locally, or accessed remotely via computer networks. A digital library is a type of information retrieval system. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Digital library)

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Metadata related to 'digital library' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'digital library': 403 (23.1% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'digital library' across all Ariadne articles: 1744
  • Average number of references to 'digital library' per Ariadne article: 4.33
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'digital library': 1996-03
  • Trending factor of 'digital library': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'digital library':

  1. jeffrey rydberg-cox (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. philip hunter (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. john maccoll (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. michael day (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. chris awre (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Portals, Portals Everywhere

Ian Dolphin, Paul Miller and Robert Sherratt report on two conferences over the summer which explored the progress being made in deploying institutional portals of various forms.

October 2002, issue33, event report

Preservation of Web Resources: Making a Start

Stephen Emmott reports on a one-day workshop aimed at all those interested in issues relating to institutional Web resource preservation. The event was held by the JISC-PoWR team at the University of London in June 2008.

July 2008, issue56, event report

Preserving Electronic Scholarly Journals: Portico

Eileen Fenton outlines issues relating to the long-term preservation of digital resources and the characteristics of an archival entity responding to this need.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

Press Release – JISC / Caul Collaboration Agreement

Kelly Russell outlines the collaboration between JISC and CAUL, and announces the appointment of the post of International Co-ordinator.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

Project Patron

Elizabeth Lyon and Jon Maslin describe this JISC eLib Programme project (Performing Arts Teaching Resources Online).

May 1998, issue15, feature article

Projects Into Services: The UK Experience

Peter Brophy reviews the experience of the UK academic sector in turning digital library projects into sustainable services.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

Public Libraries and Community Networks: Linking Futures Together?

Malabika Das argues public libraries and community networks have a future together.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Public Libraries Corner: Soul and Song

Lorcan Dempsey writes about the recent report: New Library: the People's Network.

November 1997, issue12, regular column

Public Libraries Corner: Stories from the Web

Sarah Ormes talks about an exciting new BLRIC funded children's library project.

July 1997, issue10, regular column

Public Libraries, Public Support? the Mission Behind Buildings, Books and Bytes

Laura Weiss outlines a major American survey that looked at the disparity between key librarians views of the future, and what the public who used those libraries really wanted.

January 1997, issue7, feature article

Public Libraries: The Changing Face of the Public Library

Penny Garrod looks at developments in Hampshire and comments on the shape of things to come.

April 2004, issue39, regular column

Public Libraries: Weblogs: Do They Belong in Libraries?

Penny Garrod takes a look at weblogs and weblogging activities in libraries and considers some of the ways they can be used to support public library users.

July 2004, issue40, regular column

QMSearch: A Quality Metrics-aware Search Framework

Aaron Krowne and Urvashi Gadi present a framework which improves searching in the context of scholarly digital libraries by taking a 'quality metrics-aware' approach.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

Reading Van Gogh Online?

Peter Boot shows how log analysis can be employed to assess a site's usability, usage, and users, using the Van Gogh letter edition as an example.

January 2011, issue66, feature article

Redeveloping the Loughborough Online Reading List System

Jon Knight, Jason Cooper and Gary Brewerton describe the redevelopment of Loughborough University’s open source reading list system.

July 2012, issue69, tooled up

Repository Fringe 2010

Martin Donnelly (and friends) report on the Repository Fringe "unconference" held at the National e-Science Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, over 2-3 September 2010.

October 2010, issue65, event report

Repository Software Comparison: Building Digital Library Infrastructure at LSE

Ed Fay presents a comparison of repository software that was carried out at LSE in support of digital library infrastructure development.

July 2010, issue64, feature article

Research Data Preservation and Access: The Views of Researchers

Neil Beagrie, Robert Beagrie and Ian Rowlands present findings from a UKRDS survey of researchers' views on and practices for preservation and dissemination of research data in four UK universities.

July 2009, issue60, feature article

Research Elsewhere

John Kirriemuir gives calls attention to articles describing research of interest elsewhere.

July 1996, issue4, editorial

Research Libraries Engage the Digital World: A US-UK Comparative Examination of Recent History and Future Prospects

Clifford Lynch looks at how the emergence of e-research has changed our thinking about the future of research libraries on both sides of the Atlantic.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

Retooling Libraries for the Data Challenge

Dorothea Salo examines how library systems and procedures need to change to accommodate research data.

July 2010, issue64, feature article

Retooling Special Collections Digitisation in the Age of Mass Scanning

Constance Rinaldo, Judith Warnement, Tom Baione, Martin R. Kalfatovic and Susan Fraser describe results from a study to identify and develop a cost-effective and efficient large-scale digitisation workflow for special collections library materials.

July 2011, issue67, feature article

Retrospective on the RDN

Debra Hiom, in the first of a two-part series on the Resource Discovery Network, looks back at the development of the RDN and its activities to date.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

Review: E-learning and Teaching in Library and Information Services

Book review by John Paschoud

January 2003, issue34, review

Review: From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure

Michael Day reviews the book by Christine Borgman: From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure.

March 2001, issue27, review

Review: The Digital Factor in Information and Library Services

Book review by Bruce Royan.

January 2003, issue34, review

Review: The Intellectual Foundation of Information Organization

Maurice Line reviews Elaine Svenonius' 'The Intellectual Foundation of Information Organization', published by MIT Press.

September 2000, issue25, review

Rights Management and Digital Library Requirements

Karen Coyle describes some aspects of rights expression languages favoured by the commercial content industries and how these may differ from the rights needs of digital libraries.

July 2004, issue40, feature article

Scientific, Industrial, and Cultural Heritage: A Shared Approach

Lorcan Dempsey presents a research framework for libraries, archives and museums prepared for the European Commission.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Search Engines

Phil Bradley casts his eye over image search engines.

October 2005, issue45, regular column

Search Engines: The Year 2003 in Perspective

Phil Bradley takes us through the major trends and highlights in the world of search engines over the course of the past year.

January 2004, issue38, regular column

Search Engines: Why Ask Me, and Does 'X' Mark the Spot?

Phil Bradley takes a look at different versions of Ask to see how it is developing and looks at how it is emerging from its servant roots.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

Seeing Is Believing: The JISC Information Environment Presentation Programme

Chris Awre reviews the JISC Information Environment Presentation Programme and offers an insight to the outcomes of recent studies.

April 2004, issue39, feature article

Serving the Arts and Humanities

Dan Greenstein gives an extensive description of AHDS, the Arts and Humanities Data Service: its objectives, organisation, and how the data will be collected, preserved and described..

July 1996, issue4, feature article

Setting Priorities for Digital Library Research

Graham Jefcoate outlines the rationale of the British Library Research and Innovation Centre's Digital Library Research Programme.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

Setting up an Institutional E-Print Archive

Stephen Pinfield, Mike Gardner, and John MacColl with some practical advice on setting up an e-print archive.

April 2002, issue31, feature article

SHERPA to YODL-ING: Digital Mountaineering at York

Julie Allinson and Elizabeth Harbord describe the development of digital repositories for the University of York.

July 2009, issue60, feature article

SIGIR '97

David Nichols reports on the follow-on conference SIGIR '97.

September 1997, issue11, event report

South African Repositories: Bridging Knowledge Divides

Martie van Deventer and Heila Pienaar provide us with background to recent South African repository initiatives and detail an example of knowledge transfer from one institution to another.

April 2008, issue55, feature article

Stargate: Exploring Static Repositories for Small Publishers

R. John Robertson introduces a project examining the potential benefits of OAI-PMH Static Repositories as a means of enabling small publishers to participate more fully in the information environment.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

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