From here, you can follow pointers to some of the major cooperative projects, funding and coordinating agencies, and associated activities in digital library research. Many of the research centers maintain lists of projects and project descriptions as well as small collections of technical papers, typically authored by staff.
For collections of technical papers and a selection of individual items, see:
Coordinating and funding bodies
USA federally funded cooperative projects
The Digital Libraries Iniative Phase 2. The Digital Libraries Initiative - Phase 2 is an interagency program sponsored by the:
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
- Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
- National Library of Medicine (NLM)
- Library of Congress (LOC)
- National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
- National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
In partnership with:
- Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
- Smithsonian Institution (SI)
- National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Projects funded to date under DLI2 include the ones listed below. Please see the National Science Foundation web site at <http://www.dli2.nsf.gov > and follow the links provided there to see project summaries and descriptions. As more projects are funded, they will be added to the list below:
The NSF/DARPA/NASA Digital Library Initiative (DLI). In the Digital Libraries Initiative Phase 1, there were six federally funded projects in digital library research, with partnerships led by universities. The individual projects are listed below.
The Computer Science Technical Reports Project (CSTR). A collaboration involving CNRI, five universities, and the Library of Congress.
Joint NSF/JISC International Digital Library Projects
In late 1998, the National Science Foundation in the United States and the UK Joint Information Systems Committee issued matching calls for proposals for multi-country, multi-team projects that would involve at least one research team in the US and at least one in another country to address research challenges of digital libraries that had international scope. Below are a list of six projects that have been funded so far. Please see the D-Lib Magazine article "The Joint NSF/JISC International Digital Libraries Initiative" <http://www.dlib.org/dlib/june99/06wiseman.html > for more information about the joint program.
Last revised: April 29, 2002