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Digital Library Federation

Overview
Works: 42 works in 117 publications in 1 language and 2,089 library holdings
Genres: Use studies  Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: ZA4080, 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 )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 216 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 )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study explored the perspectives and information behaviors of scholars in the humanities. The following general questions were examined: How do humanities scholars think about, organize, and perform their research? How are information sources used throughout the research process? And, how do electronic information sources affect work practices? In addition, the research also looked at two specific questions related to research library collections and services: What functions and characteristics make one resource better than another? And, how can the traditional role of the library as a repository for printed works be reconciled with the provision of virtual, unallocated resources? Participants were 33 humanities scholars from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Chicago. Data were collected by project-based semi-structured interviews, selected case studies, and follow-up semi-structured interviews. Findings are reported in the following areas: (1) ways of reading, including chaining to enable reading; (2) collaborative networking; (3) researching and searching, including collections as capital, many states of primary materials, multitude of sources, access tools for speed and scope, diverse skills and strategies, generic searching problems, and browsing across collections and tools; and (4) ways of writing, including information management, accretion, and refinement, as well as oscillating and overlapping synthesis work. One of the last sections is "Trends: The Evolving Information Environment for Humanists." Methods are appended. (Contains 29 references.) (Mes)
Dimensions and use of the scholarly information environment : introduction to a data set by Amy Friedlander( Book )

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

Users' expectations of libraries are changing as they find and obtain more information directly from the Web. To better understand how usage patterns are changing, 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 a wide range of academic institutions. This report includes 158 of the 659 data tables, a few summary observations, and a brief discussion of some possible implications of the findings. To view all 659 tables, click here. CLIR will deposit the raw data tapes with the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Building sustainable collections of free third-party Web resources by Louis A Pitschmann( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 161 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 )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digital libraries, once project based and largely autonomous efforts, are maturing. As individual programs have grown, each has developed its own personality, reflecting the circumstances of its creation and environment, and its leadership. This report from CLIR and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) draws on the results of a survey and case studies of DLF members to reveal how these influences have molded a range of organizational forms that we call the digital library
Selection and presentation of commercially available electronic resources : issues and practices by Timothy D Jewell( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report focuses on practices related to the selection and presentation of commercially available electronic resources. As part of the Digital Library Federation's Collection Practices Initiative, the report also shares the goal of identifying and propagating practices that support the growth of sustainable and scalable collections. It looks in depth at how a number of leading research libraries select, license, present, and support the use of commercial online materials. Uncovering a variety of practices, the author is careful to identify those that converge and illuminate the most effective means for integrating commercial online materials into library collections. The main body of the report discusses 10 issues and practices related to selection and presentation. The first issue is the economic context of electronic resource selection. Discussion of this topic focuses on the two most visible means libraries have developed for dealing with the pricing of electronic resources: consortial purchasing and alternative scholarly communication initiatives. The next two sections cover selection policies and strategic plans, and organizational matters. The remaining sections deal more directly with operational questions and are organized roughly in a "resource life cycle" sequence. The discussion starts with initial selection issues and proceeds through ordering and purchasing, establishing and organizing access, providing support, and evaluating and assessing how information is used. The report concludes with a discussion of some local databases and systems devised to support or help rationalize the treatment of electronic resources. The most promising selection and presentation practices are assembled and briefly discussed in the concluding section. Many local practice documents and related Web links are cited throughout the report; these references, as well as additional relevant documents and Web links, are organized into a table in Appendix A. Appendix b provides a table of function and data elements for managing electronic resources. (Contains 130 references.) (Aef)
Systems of knowledge organization for digital libraries : beyond traditional authority files by Gail M Hodge( Book )

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

This report provides an overview of knowledge organization systems (KOSs) and includes pertinent examples of their application to digital materials, offering extensive practical information for institutions embarking on digital library initiatives. The first section of the report defines the general characteristics of KOSs, with emphasis on their connection to a particular view of the world. The historic origins and uses of KOSs, in libraries and in other information management environments, are described, and various types of KOSs are discussed. The second section provides examples of how KOSs can be used to enhance digital libraries in a variety of disciplines, and describes how a kos can be used to link a digital resource to related material. The third section discusses how KOSs can be used to provide disparate communities with access to digital library resources by using a kos to provide alternate subject access, to add a new mode of access to the digital library, to provide multilingual access, or to support free-text searching. The report concludes with a discussion of issues to consider when using KOSs with digital libraries. It provides a framework for the design, planning, implementation, and maintenance of KOSs in digital libraries. (Contains 36 references.) (Aef)
Preserving the whole : a two-track approach to rescuing social science data and metadata by Ann Green( Book )

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

Recommendations
Dlf newsletter by Digital Library Federation( )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 62 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 page
The making of America II Testbed Project : a digital library service model by Bernard J Hurley( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 53 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 )

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

Issues, rights, change, privacy, economics
Core infrastructure considerations for large digital libraries by Geneva Henry( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 45 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 )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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)
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
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

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 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual report by Digital Library Federation( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem of data by Lori Jahnke( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jahnke and Asher explore workflows and methodologies at a variety of academic data curation sites, and Keralis delves into the academic milieu of library and information schools that offer instruction in data curation. Their conclusions point to the urgent need for a reliable and increasingly sophisticated professional cohort to support data-intensive research in our colleges, universities, and research centers."--Publication website
 
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Alternative Names
Council on Library and Information Resources Digital Library Federation

Digital Library Federation organization

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DLF (Digital Library Federation)

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