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The Electronic Libraries programme (eLib) resulted from the recommendations in chapter 7 of the Joint Funding Councils' Libraries Review Group, chaired by Sir Brian Follett. This Group reviewed libraries and related provision in higher education in the UK, and was commissioned jointly by the four UK HE funding bodies, HEFCE, SHEFC, HEFCW and DENI. Its report (known as the Follett report) was published in December 1993. The programme had £15,000,000 of funding over three years. The aim of eLib was to 'transform the use and storage of knowledge in higher education institutions'. It was managed by the JISC's Committee on Electronic Information, though the JISC committee which was set up initially to take forward the Follett recommendation was the Follett Implementation Group for Information Technology, FIGIT. Phase 3 was designed to build on successes and to have four components: 1) hybrid libraries; 2) large scale resource discovery, or clumps; 3) preservation; 4) turning early projects into services. An (unmaintained) archive of eLib programme and project information can currently be found on the UKOLN website. (Excerpt from this source)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'elib': 312 (17.9% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'elib' across all Ariadne articles: 964
  • Average number of references to 'elib' per Ariadne article: 3.09
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'elib': 1996-01
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  1. john maccoll (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. lorcan dempsey (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. philip hunter (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. chris rusbridge (see articles on this topic by this author)

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The Horse That Isn't There: 1997 US Digital Libraries Initiative Meeting

Chris Rusbridge reports from the June 1997 US Digital Libraries initiative (DLi) meeting in Pittsburgh.

July 1997, issue10, event report

ILL: Interlibrary Loan Protocol

Lyndon Pugh and Chris Rusbridge on the National Library of Australia's ILL utility.

July 1998, issue16, project update

Excuse Me... Some Digital Preservation Fallacies?

Chris Rusbridge argues with himself about some of the assumptions behind digital preservation thinking.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

Book Review: I, Digital – A History Devoid of the Personal?

Chris Rusbridge reviews an edited volume that aims to fill a gap in ‘literature designed specifically to guide archivists’ thinking about personal digital materials’.

July 2012, issue69, review

After eLib

Chris Rusbridge, the former Director of the UK Electronic Libraries Programme, with an assessment of its achievements and legacy.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

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