Digital Library Initiative

Digital Library Initiative

A project to research digital libraries which aims to provide real collections to real users (high school students, University researchers and students, users in public libraries). The project is sponsored jointly by three US federal funding agencies, led by the National Science Foundation.

The University of Michigan, one of the six sites selected in 1994 to collaborate, will provide collections on earth and space sciences. The project, known there as the University of Michigan Digital Library Project (UMDL), is a large, multi-year project headed by Daniel Atkins, Dean of the School of Information and Library Studies.

UMDL.
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The Dubai Digital Library initiative is one of the ambitious projects of MBRF, which aims to enrich the Arabic content on the internet, and support the promotion of Arabic language.
Despite the limited writings on Malaysian digital library initiatives, still local libraries efforts towards automation have begun all the way back in 1978 with the MALMARC project before the culminating in the Malaysian national digital library initiative in1999 through the PERDANA project Norasi (2010).
The system was recently used on objects held in the vaults of the Louvre Museum in Paris and images have now been made available online for free public access on the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative website.
The images are now been made available online for free public access on the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative website.
Dr Jacob Dahl, a co-leader of the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative and a member of Oxford University's Faculty of Oriental Studies, said: 'I have spent the last ten years trying to decipher the proto-Elamite writing system and, with this new technology, I think we are finally on the point of making a breakthrough.
Jacobs credited Jennifer Insogna, of AETN's Music Services Group, as the driving force behind the digital library initiative with Extreme.
The exhibition program and the digital library initiative bring rare and valuable works from the libraries' collection to a global audience through the Internet.
Baker III Institute for Public Policy and the Shepherd School have been renowned across the country for the prestigious litany of speakers and concerts held here at Rice University every year," said Geneva Henry, Executive Director, Digital Library Initiative, Rice University.
At least five professional positions from technical processing have been moved to front line direct services and to the Digital Library Initiative.
Additional CAP partners include The New York Public Library, one of the most renowned libraries in the country; Project Gutenberg, the Web's oldest producer of free electronic books; University of Michigan's OAIster project, which provides hard to find academic collections; UCLA's Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI) with content documenting Babylonian history back to 3500 B.
This joint digital library initiative will reduce the cost of managing data and, in the future, will revolutionize the way students and citizens can access information," said Hassell.
These grants extended the hypertext corpus and tools to a more diverse library and made the project an ideal candidate for the Digital Library Initiative Phase Two program, which provides support for the 1999-2004 period.

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