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Digital Library Federation

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Works: 43 works in 114 publications in 1 language and 2,063 library holdings
Genres: Use studies  Case studies  Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: Z681.3.D53, 025.00285
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Publications about Digital Library Federation
Publications by Digital Library Federation
Most widely held works about Digital Library Federation
 
Most widely held works by Digital Library Federation
Usage and usability assessment : library practices and concerns by Denise Troll Covey( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
"This report offers a survey of the methods that are being deployed at leading digital libraries to assess the use and usability of their online collections and services. Focusing on 24 Digital Library Federation member libraries, the study's author, Distinguished DLF Fellow Denise Troll Covey, conducted numerous interviews with library professionals who are engaged in assessment. The report describes the application, strengths, and weaknesses of assessment techniques that include surveys, focus groups, user protocols, and transaction log analysis. Covey's work is also an essential methodological guidebook. For each method that she covers, she is careful to supply a definition, explain why and how libraries use the method, what they do with the results, and what problems they encounter. The report includes an extensive bibliography on more detailed methodological information, and descriptions of assessment instruments that have proved particularly effective."
Strategies for building digitized collections by Abby Smith Rumsey( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
In April 2000, the Digital Library Federation commissioned three reports to address broader concerns about digital collections in research libraries. This report synthesizes the nearly 10 years' experience that libraries have had digitizing items from their rare, special, and general collections, and making them available online. The report demonstrates that digitization programs work best where their role within a library's collection development strategy is clearly understood, and identifies several roles that such programs can play. The author muses about the extent to which digitally reformatted special and rare collections can actually support scholarly research, and looks at whether leading research libraries in particular might more usefully focus on digitizing general as opposed to special and rare collections. The report opens with points to consider in developing a sustainable strategy. The second section addresses identification, evaluation and selection, discussing polices, guidelines and best practices, and rationales for digitization. The third section focuses on institutional impacts and discusses treatment and disposition of source materials, scalability, intellectual control and data management, coordinated collection development, funding, preservation, and support of users. A final section addresses challenges in evaluating costs and benefits, and offers recommendations. (Contains 47 references.) (Aef)
Scholarly work in the humanities and the evolving information environment by W.S Brockman( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Dimensions and use of the scholarly information environment : introduction to a data set by Amy Friedlander( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Users' expectations of libraries are changing as they find and obtain more information directly from the Web. To better understand how usage patterns are changing, the Digital Library Federation (DLF) and Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) commissioned Outsell, Inc., to conduct a large-scale study of undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members from a wide range of academic institutions. This report includes 158 of the 659 data tables, a few summary observations, and a brief discussion of some possible implications of the findings. To view all 659 tables, click here. CLIR will deposit the raw data tapes with the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Building sustainable collections of free third-party Web resources by Louis A Pitschmann( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
This report identifies and synthesizes existing practices used in developing collections of free third-party Internet resources that support higher education and research. A review of these practices and the projects they support confirms that developing collections of free Web resources is a process that requires its own set of practices, policies, and organizational models. Where possible, the report recommends those practices, policies, and models that have proved to be particularly effective in terms of sustainability, scalability, cost-effectiveness, and applicability to their stated purpose. The report outlines the similarities and differences between print and free Web resources and describes how the nature and complexity of free Web resources comply with or challenge traditional library practices and services pertaining to analog collections
The digital library : a biography by Daniel I Greenstein( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Digital libraries, once project based and largely autonomous efforts, are maturing. As individual programs have grown, each has developed its own personality, reflecting the circumstances of its creation and environment, and its leadership. This report from CLIR and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) draws on the results of a survey and case studies of DLF members to reveal how these influences have molded a range of organizational forms that we call the digital library
Selection and presentation of commercially available electronic resources : issues and practices by Timothy D Jewell( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Systems of knowledge organization for digital libraries : beyond traditional authority files by Gail M Hodge( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Preserving the whole : a two-track approach to rescuing social science data and metadata by Ann Green( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Recommendations
The making of America II Testbed Project : a digital library service model by Bernard J Hurley( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
The Digital Library Federation is committed to "bringing together, from across the nation and beyond, digitized materials that will be made accessible to students, scholars, and citizens everywhere." In support of DLF participants' efforts to these ends, DLF launched this publication series in 1999 to highlight and disseminate critical work
Enabling access in digital libraries : a report on a workshop on access management by Digital Library Federation( Book )
8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Issues, rights, change, privacy, economics
Dlf newsletter ( file )
in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
"The DLF Newsletter is a quarterly Web-based publication in which the Director's office reports the progress of DLF initiatives and members report on new digital library services, collections, projects, and challenges. Issues are introduced by a brief editorial and may include features that report on DLF or member initiatives"--Newsletter's home page
Core infrastructure considerations for large digital libraries by Geneva Henry( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
"This study examines the core infrastructure elements of systems that manage large quantities of digital materials that one would think of as a digital library. An examination of the infrastructures of a few make it possible to understand the diverse approaches each has taken to manage digital content. This study focuses on large, noncommercial digital libraries. Published in collaboration with CLIR's Digital Library Federation program."--Publisher description
A survey of digital library aggregation services, 2003 by Martha L Brogan( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
DLF newsletter by Digital Library Federation( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
A survey of digital library aggregation services by Martha L Brogan( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Provides an overview of digital library aggregation services, organizes them into functional clusters, and evaluates them from the perspective of an informed user. Most of the services under review rely wholly or partially on the Protocol for Metadata Harvesting of the Open Archives Initiative (OAI-PMH)
Guides to quality in visual resource imaging by Digital Library Federation( file )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
These periodically updated guides provide information for the growing community of museums, archives, and research libraries turning to imaging as a way to provide greater access to their visual resources while simultaneously preserving the original materials by addressing the steps needed to successfully create and store high-quality digital masters and derivatives
Annual report by Digital Library Federation( serial )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Future directions in metadata remediation for metadata aggregators by Greta De Groat( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Council on Library and Information Resources Digital Library Federation
DLF
Languages
English (91)
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