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IAT INFOBITS, February 1996, No. 32

nachfolgend Ausschnitte aus dem Dienst INFOBITS mit Hinweisen auf das Thema
Digital Library.
Freundliche Gruesse von 
Achim Osswald

>Date:         Wed, 28 Feb 1996 10:52:00 -0800
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>IAT INFOBITS    February 1996           No. 32          ISSN 1071-5223
>INFOBITS is an electronic service of the Institute for Academic
>Technology's Information Resources Group. Each month we monitor and
>select from a number of information technology and instruction
>technology sources that come to our attention and provide brief notes
>for electronic dissemination to educators.
>The digital library was the subject of two lectures this month
>sponsored by the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at
>the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
>Edward A. Fox, Professor of Computer Science and Associate Director for
>Research at the Computing Center at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and
>State University (VPI&SU) presented the SILS 1996 Henderson Lecture,
>"Rethinking Libraries in the Information Age: Lessons Learned with Five
>Digital Library Projects." According to Fox, rather than being on the
>way to obsolescence, libraries can play an enormous part in education
>in the future. He describes several projects to make his point,
>including TULIP (The University LIcensing Program), a testing system
>for networked delivery and use of journals; the ETD (Electronic Theses
>and Dissertations) project; the IBM Digital Library, a combination of
>software and hardware designed to capture assorted media in digital
>form and distribute multimedia content across public and private
>networks; and Blacksburg Electronic Village (BEV), a "wired" community
>in Virginia where almost 40% of Blacksburg residents are on the
>Internet and the local schools have T1 connections.
>The outline and notes of Professor Fox's lecture and links to most of
>the projects he discussed are on the World Wide Web at URL
>More information about Professor Fox is available at URL
>SILS sponsored a special lecture by W. Bruce Croft on "Digital
>Libraries: Technologies and People." Croft is on the faculty in the
>Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts at
>Amherst and the Director of the NSF State/Industry/University
>Collaborative Research Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval.
>One of the digital library systems that Croft is working on is THOMAS,
>a joint project between the Library of Congress and the University of
>Massachusetts designed to make legislative information available to the
>general public over the Internet. More details about THOMAS can be
>found in "Providing Government Information on the Internet: Experiences
>with THOMAS," by W. Bruce Croft and Robert Cook at URL
>Croft's lecture focused on the "hot" topics for information retrieval
>researchers working on digital library projects and on what is missing
>from the digital library. He was quick to point out that the digital
>library does not mean that all books will be available electronically.
>Costs and technical considerations will keep the vast amounts of
>popular printed materials in their existing format. Croft predicts that
>scholars will benefit disproportionately as narrowly-focused,
>specialized materials are digitized. Croft's article, "What Do People
>Want from Information Retrieval? (The Top 10 Research Issues for
>Companies that Use and Sell IR Systems)," covers most of the points
>that he made in his lecture.
>The paper is located at URL
>More information about Professor Croft is available at URL
>For more information on digital libraries, see D-Lib: Digital Libraries
>Research and Development at URL http://www.dlib.org/
>For more information on the School of Information and Library Science
>(SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, go to URL

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Prof. Dr. Achim Osswald
Fachhochschule Koeln
Fachbereich Bibliotheks- und Informationswesen / Department of LIS
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