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Digital Library Federation

Works: 40 works in 101 publications in 1 language and 2,033 library holdings
Genres: Use studies  Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: Z681.3.D53, 025.00285
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Most widely held works about Digital Library Federation
Most widely held works by Digital Library Federation
Usage and usability assessment : library practices and concerns by Denise Troll Covey( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report offers a survey of the methods that are being deployed at leading digital libraries to assess the use and usability of their online collections and services. Focusing on 24 Digital Library Federation member libraries, the study's author, Distinguished DLF Fellow Denise Troll Covey, conducted numerous interviews with library professionals who are engaged in assessment. The report describes the application, strengths, and weaknesses of assessment techniques that include surveys, focus groups, user protocols, and transaction log analysis. Covey's work is also an essential methodological guidebook. For each method that she covers, she is careful to supply a definition, explain why and how libraries use the method, what they do with the results, and what problems they encounter. The report includes an extensive bibliography on more detailed methodological information, and descriptions of assessment instruments that have proved particularly effective."
Strategies for building digitized collections by Abby Smith Rumsey( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholarly work in the humanities and the evolving information environment by W.S Brockman( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dimensions and use of the scholarly information environment : introduction to a data set by Amy Friedlander( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We know from anecdotal evidence that users' expectations of libraries are changing as they find more information directly from the Web. Anecdotal evidence, though, is hardly enough for developing persuasive plans for new library services. The Digital Library Federation (DLF) and Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) commissioned Outsell, Inc., to conduct a large-scale study of undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members from academic institutions ranging from the small liberal arts college to the largest research university. Our hope was that a picture of user behavior would emerge. This report presents a summary of the findings and 158 selected data tables; it should be viewed as an entry to a much larger data set. The full set of 659 data tables provided by Outsell will be mounted on CLIR's or DLF's Web site. We encourage readers to make use of these tables and ask that you share with us your analyses of the data. In addition, CLIR will deposit the raw data tapes with the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). CLIR and DLF expect to commission additional work based on the data
Building sustainable collections of free third-party Web resources by Louis A Pitschmann( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report identifies and synthesizes existing practices used in developing collections of free third-party Internet resources that support higher education and research. A review of these practices and the projects they support confirms that developing collections of free Web resources is a process that requires its own set of practices, policies, and organizational models. Where possible, the report recommends those practices, policies, and models that have proved to be particularly effective in terms of sustainability, scalability, cost-effectiveness, and applicability to their stated purpose. The report outlines the similarities and differences between print and free Web resources and describes how the nature and complexity of free Web resources comply with or challenge traditional library practices and services pertaining to analog collections
The digital library : a biography by Daniel I Greenstein( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selection and presentation of commercially available electronic resources : issues and practices by Timothy D Jewell( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Systems of knowledge organization for digital libraries : beyond traditional authority files by Gail M Hodge( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preserving the whole : a two-track approach to rescuing social science data and metadata by Ann Green( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of America II Testbed Project : a digital library service model by Bernard J Hurley( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Digital Library Federation is committed to "bringing together, from across the nation and beyond, digitized materials that will be made accessible to students, scholars, and citizens everywhere." In support of DLF participants' efforts to these ends, DLF launched this publication series in 1999 to highlight and disseminate critical work
Enabling access in digital libraries : a report on a workshop on access management by Digital Library Federation( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issues, rights, change, privacy, economics
The DLF newsletter by Digital Library Federation( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The DLF Newsletter is a quarterly Web-based publication in which the Director's office reports the progress of DLF initiatives and members report on new digital library services, collections, projects, and challenges. Issues are introduced by a brief editorial and may include features that report on DLF or member initiatives"--Newsletter's home p
Core infrastructure considerations for large digital libraries by Geneva Henry( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study examines the core infrastructure elements of systems that manage large quantities of digital materials that one would think of as a digital library. An examination of the infrastructures of a few make it possible to understand the diverse approaches each has taken to manage digital content. This study focuses on large, noncommercial digital libraries. Published in collaboration with CLIR's Digital Library Federation program."--Publisher description
A survey of digital library aggregation services, 2003 by Martha L Brogan( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guides to quality in visual resource imaging by Digital Library Federation( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These periodically updated guides provide information for the growing community of museums, archives, and research libraries turning to imaging as a way to provide greater access to their visual resources while simultaneously preserving the original materials by addressing the steps needed to successfully create and store high-quality digital masters and derivatives
A survey of digital library aggregation services by Martha L Brogan( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of digital library aggregation services, organizes them into functional clusters, and evaluates them from the perspective of an informed user. Most of the services under review rely wholly or partially on the Protocol for Metadata Harvesting of the Open Archives Initiative (OAI-PMH)
Best practices for OAI PMH data provider implementations and shareable metadata : DLF/NSDL working group on OAI PMH best practices( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electronic resource management : report of the DLF resource management initiative( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual report by Digital Library Federation( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Future directions in metadata remediation for metadata aggregators by Greta De Groat( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Council on Library and Information Resources Digital Library Federation


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