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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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Access Management: The Key to a Portal - The Experience of the Subject Portals Project

Francisco Pinto and Michael Fraser report on the experience of the Subject Portals Project.

April 2003, issue35, feature article

Functionality in Digital Annotation: Imitating and Supporting Real-world Annotation

Richard Waller looks at both pre-digital and digital concepts of annotation, with a view to how annotation tools might be used in the subject-gateway environment.

April 2003, issue35, feature article

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

April 2003, issue35, news and events

Editorial Introduction to Issue 34: Cultivating Interoperability and Resource-Sharing

Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne issue 34.

January 2003, issue34, editorial

Cultural Heritage Language Technologies: Building an Infrastructure for Collaborative Digital Libraries in the Humanities

Jeffrey Rydberg-Cox describes the work of the Cultural Heritage Language Technologies consortium, a research group funded by the European Comission Information Society Technologies program and the United States National Science Foundation Digital Libraries Initiative.

January 2003, issue34, feature article

Exploring Charging Models for Digital Cultural Heritage

Simon Tanner and Marilyn Deegan discuss charging models.

January 2003, issue34, feature article

The 2nd Workshop on the Open Archives Initiative (OAI)

William Nixon and Pauline Simpson report on the meeting held at CERN, Geneva, in October 2002.

January 2003, issue34, event report

Hidden Treasures: The Impact of Moving Image and Sound Archives in the 21st Century

Philip Hunter reports on the one day meeting on multimedia objects in the British Library, London, October 2002.

January 2003, issue34, event report

The Personalisation of the Digital Library

Michelle Perrott and Anne Ramsden report on the Joint Open University - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya Seminar on Personalisation and Digital Libraries hosted at the Open University, October 2002.

January 2003, issue34, event report

Review: The Digital Factor in Information and Library Services

Book review by Bruce Royan.

January 2003, issue34, review

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

Book review by John Paschoud

January 2003, issue34, review

Editorial Introduction to Issue 33: Exploring the Information Environment

Philip Hunter with the editorial for Ariadne 33.

October 2002, issue33, editorial

Utilizing E-books to Enhance Digital Library Offerings

Shirley Hyatt and Lynn Silipigni Connaway, describe the rationale and background of OCLC's acquisition of netLibrary, the information environment that is being pursued, and the resulting benefits that libraries may experience.

October 2002, issue33, feature article

A Speaking Electronic Librarian

Markos Dendrinos with a proposal for an interface system, based on speech recognition and synthesis technologies, for automatic library services.

October 2002, issue33, feature article

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

Digital Libraries in China

Liz Lyon reports on the International Digital Library Conference held in Beijing in July 2002.

October 2002, issue33, event report

OCLC-SCURL: Collaboration, Integration and Recombinant Potential

Pete Johnston reports on the New Directions in Metadata conference, 15-16 August, in Edinburgh

October 2002, issue33, event report

Editorial Introduction to Issue 32: The Grid -The Web Twenty Years On?

Philip Hunter with the editorial for Ariadne issue 32.

July 2002, issue32, editorial

The Evolution of an Institutional E-prints Archive at the University of Glasgow

William Nixon with some practical advice based on the Glasgow experience.

July 2002, issue32, feature article

Another Piece of Cake?

Anders Ardö, Sigfrid Lundberg and Ann-Sofie Zettergren with an overview of the history of Netlab, now ten years old.

July 2002, issue32, feature article

NetLab's Digital Library Gâteau

Jessica Lindholm reports from the conference "NetLab and friends: Tribute and outlook after 10 years of digital library development". The conference was held in Lund, Sweden 10-12 April 2002.

July 2002, issue32, feature article

Electronic Theses and Dissertations: A Strategy for the UK

by John MacColl considers a strategy for electronic theses and dissertations in the United Kingdom.

July 2002, issue32, feature article

Planet SOSIG

Debra Hiom with a report which covers: the launch of Citizenship Past; a new VTS Tutorial for European Studies; and an update on the SOSIG Portals Project.

July 2002, issue32, regular column

Internet 2 Spring Member Meeting

John Paschoud reports on an Internet2 meeting, Arlington, Virginia, 6th – 8th May 2002, which discussed Networks, Applications and Middleware.

July 2002, issue32, event report

The Information Grid

Ariadne reports on a one-day workshop on 'an interoperable environment to support research, learning and teaching' held at the e-Science Institute in Edinburgh, April 30, 2002.

July 2002, issue32, event report

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

July 2002, issue32, news and events

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

The Open Archives Forum

Susanne Dobratz, Friederike Schimmelpfennig and Peter Schirmbacher introduce the new Open Archives Forum project to promote the ideas of the OAI in Europe.

April 2002, issue31, feature article

eVALUEd: An Evaluation Model for e-Library Developments

Becky Hartland-Fox and Pete Dalton on a project to develop a transferable model for e-library evaluation.

April 2002, issue31, feature article

Digitization: Do We Have a Strategy?

David Pearson suggests that the library sector should find a mechanism to put digitisation high on the agenda.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

Development of Digital Libraries for Blind and Visually Impaired People

Jennie Craven reports on the IFLA/SLB conference in Washington in August 2001.

January 2002, issue30, event report

Digital Curation: Digital Archives, Libraries and e-Science Seminar

Neil Beagrie and Philip Pothen report on the Digital Preservation day in October 2001, held in London.

January 2002, issue30, event report

Editorial Introduction to Issue 29: Key Technologies for the Development of the Digital Library

Philip Hunter with the editorial for Ariadne 29.

October 2001, issue29, editorial

An Introduction to Web Services

Tracy Gardner introduces web services: self-describing applications, which can be discovered and accessed over the web by other applications.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

Subject Portals

Judith Clark describes a three-year project to develop a set of subject portals as part of the Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER) development programme.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

Managing Electronic Library Services: Current Issues in UK Higher Education Institutions

Stephen Pinfield surveys some of the key issues associated with delivering electronic library services.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

Establishing a Digital Library Centre

John Kirriemuir outlines some of the issues for the establishment of digital library centres in UK Higher Education institutions.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

Evolution of Portable Electronic Books

Ruth Wilson charts the development of portable electronic book hardware, from the first generation in 1980s to the range of handheld devices available today.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

ACM / IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries

John MacColl reports on a selection of the papers given at this conference in Roanoake, Virginia, June 24-28 2001.

October 2001, issue29, event report

Digital Developments Amidst the Tulips and Windmills

Christine Dugdale reports on the Digital Library course run as part of the annual Summer School at the Tilburg Innovation Centre for Electronic Resources (TICER B.V.). Netherlands, August 2001.

October 2001, issue29, event report

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