Accession Number : ADA323886

Title :   The Computer Science Technical Report (CS-TR) Project: Considerations from the Library Perspective,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Lasher, Rebecca ; Reich, Vicky ; Anderson, Greg

PDF Url : ADA323886

Report Date : JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : In 1992 the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) funded a three year grant to investigate the questions related to large-scale, distributed, digital libraries. The award focused research on Computer Science Technical Reports (CS-TR) and was granted to the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI) and five research Universities. The ensuing collaborative research has focused on a broad spectrum of technical, social, and legal issues, and has encompassed all aspects of a very large, heterogeneous distributed digital library environment: acquisition, storage, organization, search, retrieval, display, use and intellectual property. The initial corpus of this digital library is a coherent digital collection of CS-TRs created at the five participating universities: Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, MIT, Stanford, and the Univ. of California at Berkeley. The Corporation for National Research Initiatives serves as a collaborator and agent for the project. As the project comes to a close, accomplishments include: a large digital collection; an exchange format for bibliographic data (RFCl8O7); a distributed, web-based delivery protocol (Dienst); an information awareness service (Sift); an approach to interoperability (Kahn/Wilensky paper); and a web catalog tool (Lycos).

Descriptors :   *DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, *LIBRARIES, DATA BASES, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ACQUISITION, INTEROPERABILITY, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, DOCUMENTS, FORMATS, UNIVERSITIES, COMPUTER NETWORKS, CATALOGS, COLLECTION, TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTERS.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE