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Title:NSF/DARPA/NASA Digital Libraries Intiatives: A Program Manager's Perspective
Author(s):Griffin, Stephen M.
Subject(s):Digital Libraries Initiative (DLI)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Digital libraries
Abstract:The Digital Libraries Initiative (DLI) was the result of a community-based process which began in the late 1980s with informal discussions between researchers and agency program managers. These discussions progressed to planning workshops designed to develop research values and agendas and culminated in the National Science Foundation (NSF)/Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)/National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Research in Digital Libraries Initiative announced in late 1993. With the selection and funding of the six DLI projects [], interest and activities related to digital libraries accelerated rapidly. The six DLI projects became highly visible and influential efforts, and grew in scope, participation and influence. NSF and DARPA funded additional workshops as part of the DLI to develop consensus on specific digital libraries topical areas and boundaries, to bring together researchers to stimulate cross-disciplinary interaction, and to ponder together how best to adapt to a rapidly changing global information environment. By now, researchers and practitioners from many disciplines have been drawn into digital libraries research and related activities, from subject domains reaching far beyond the sciences into the arts and humanities.
Issue Date:2000
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:Griffin, S. (2000) NSF/DARPA/NASA Digital Libraries Intiatives: A Program Manager's Perspective. In S. Harum and M. Twidale (eds) Successes & Failures of Digital Libraries: [papers presented at the 1998 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, March 22-24, 1998]
Series/Report:Successes & Failures of Digital Libraries
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-06-20

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