Browse IMLS Digital Collections and Content (IMLS DCC) by Title

  • Palmer, Carole L.; Knutson, Ellen M.; Twidale, Michael B. (2005-09-21)
    This white paper provides preliminary analysis of the data we have collected related to collection definition and provides a sketch of our next steps as we continue research in this area.

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  • Palmer, Carole L.; Knutson, Ellen M.; Twidale, Michael B.; Zavalina, Oksana L. (Information Today, 2006-11-06)
    As part of a federation project providing integrated access to over 170 digital collections, we are studying how collections can best be represented to meet the needs of service providers and diverse user communities. This ...

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  • Zavalina, Oksana L. (Wiley, 2007-10)
    As part of a federation project providing integrated access to over 160 digital collections, we are studying how collections can best be represented to meet the needs of diverse user communities. This paper reports preliminary ...

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  • Renear, Allen H.; Wickett, Karen M.; Urban, Richard J.; Dubin, David; Shreeves, Sarah L. (Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, 2008-09-24)
    Contemporary retrieval systems, which search across collections, usually ignore collection-level metadata. Alternative approaches, exploiting collection-level information, will require an understanding of the various kinds ...

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  • Urban, Richard J. (2005-12-06)
    This paper combines a review of information-seeking behavior studies with qualitative interviews of humanities scholars using the IMLS Digital Collection Registry.

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    Executive summary from the three year interim report for the IMLS Digital Collections and Content project. Topics include general finding and recommendations, collection description and the collection registry, item-level ...

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  • Jackson, Amy S.; Han, Myung-Ja; Groetsch, Kurt; Mustafoff, Megan; Cole, Timothy W. (Haworth Press, 2008-01)
    The introduction in 2001 of the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) increased interest in and awareness of metadata quality issues relevant to digital library interoperability and the use ...

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  • Zavalina, Oksana L.; Palmer, Carole L.; Jackson, Amy S.; Han, Myung-Ja (Haworth Press, 2008-12)
    When many collections are brought together in a federation or aggregation, the attributes of the original collections can become difficult to discern. Collection-level metadata has the potential to provide important context ...

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  • Cole, Timothy W.; Jackson, Amy S.; Palmer, Carole L.; Shreeves, Sarah L.; Twidale, Michael B.; Zavalina, Oksana L. (2006-10)
    This white paper details our findings to date relevant to the Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections. We provide sixteen recommendations to NISO suggesting potential ways to improve the impact and/or ...

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  • Wickett, Karen M.; Renear, Allen H. (2010-05-14)
    Update on the Collection/Item Metadata Relationships working group of the IMLS Digital Collections and Content project.

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  • Jett, Jacob (2010-05-14)
    Update on the Flickr Feasibility Study, an initiative of the IMLS Digital Collections and Content project.

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  • Cole, Timothy W. (2010-05-14)
    Update on the infrastructure, metadata harvesting and processing, and metasearch behind the IMLS Digital Collections and Content and Opening History portals. Information on user searching behaviors.

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  • Palmer, Carole L.; Fenlon, Katrina S. (2010-05-14)
    Update on the IMLS Digital Collections and Content Project's Opening History aggregation: growth of collections through state library participation, the contextual mass approach to collection development, diversity of ...

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  • Urban, Richard J. (2009-10-27)
    Slides presented to the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies annual meeting. Update on IMLS DCC progress since spring, 2009; Flickr Feasibility Study; collection development (of IMLS DCC and Opening History Collections) ...

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  • Cole, Timothy W. (2003-04)
    The first six months of the University of Illinois IMLS Digital Collections and Content project were spent refining project planning, hiring staff, purchasing and configuring project servers and workstations, forming a ...

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  • Cole, Timothy W. (2003-11)
    The IMLS Digital Collections and Content project has made good progress in all areas of the project during the previous six months. As noted in prior report, a few early milestones were delayed due to longer than anticipated ...

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  • Cole, Timothy W. (2004-04)
    The IMLS Digital Collections and Content (DCC) Project has made progress on a number of fronts over the past six months. The response rate for the survey distributed in September to 1998-2002 National Leadership Grant (NLG) ...

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  • Cole, Timothy W.; Shreeves, Sarah L. (2004-10)
    The IMLS Digital Collections and Content (DCC) Project has made progress on a number of fronts over the past six months. After a second distribution of the survey to National Leadership Grant (NLG) projects funded in 2003 ...

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  • Cole, Timothy W.; Shreeves, Sarah L. (2005-04)
    The IMLS Digital Collections and Content (DCC) Project continues to make progress on its objectives. Collection-level descriptions contained in our IMLS NLG Digital Collection Registry were released to the National Leadership ...

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