University of California at
The Initiative's focus is to dramatically advance the means to collect, store, and organize information in digital forms, and make it available for searching, retrieval, and processing via communication networks -- all in user-friendly ways.
Digital Libraries basically store materials in electronic format and
manipulate large collections of those materials effectively. Research into
digital libraries is research into network information systems, concentrating
on how to develop the necessary infrastructure to effectively mass-manipulate
the information on the Net.. The key technological issues are how to search
and display desired selections from and across large collections. Summaries
of the six DLI projects from the May 1996, Special
Issue on Digital Libraries in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers, IEEE Computer Magazine.
Digital Library conference information, publications, related projects and resources to the DLI, Digital Library Related Information and Resources.
National Synchronization for the Digital Library Initiative is being coordinated by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and supported by a supplemental grant by the National Science Foundation.