1998: Successes & Failures of Digital Libraries

 

35th Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (1998). Edited by Susan Harum and Michael Twidale.

The 35th Annual Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in March of 1998, addressed the theme of "Success & Failures of Digital Libraries." The papers from this conference cover a wide range of topics within the sphere of digital libraries. The clinic addressed "some questions that arose during the process of transition from theory and research development to deployed useful and usable systems."

The complete full text of the proceedings is available here as well as the individual papers. The papers are:

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  • Levy, David M. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000)
    Who can doubt that these are exciting times, pregnant with possibility? Current technological developments, such as the World Wide Web, seem to promise new and more engaging ways of learning, access to great storehouses ...

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  • Marshall, C. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2000)
    If order-making in the large is part of the institutional mission of libraries, then order-making in the small—i.e., the informal work of annotating and organizing materials collected in the service of particular dayto- day ...

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  • Hickey, Thomas B. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000)
    OCLC operates many services and programs for libraries, but the major ones are an online cataloging system, an interlibrary loan system, and a reference service. The reference service (FirstSearch) includes full-text databases ...

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  • Ingoldsby, Tim (Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000)

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  • Wedgeworth, Robert (Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000)
    Technology transfer, as it will be used in this article, refers to the transformation of research information into marketable products and services. Although it occurs most frequently within a corporate context— within and ...

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