Digital Libraries


Dr. John J. Leggett

Director, Center for the Study of Digital Libraries, Texas Engineering Experiment Station

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering

Texas A&M University

leggett@cs.tamu.edu


Center for the Study of Digital Libraries

Mission Statement

The mission of the Center for the Study of Digital Libraries is to foster pioneering research on the theory and application of digital libraries and to create flexible and efficient new technologies for their use.


CSDL Research


Digital Libraries Resources


Digital Libraries

The study of the changing nature of libraries as a consequence of digital media, digital archives and internetworking


Major Impacts of Digital Libraries


Major Impacts of Digital Libraries


Major Impacts of Digital Libraries


Major Impacts of Digital Libraries


Major Impacts of Digital Libraries


An Example from a Major Computer Science Professional Society


ACM's Publication Strategy


ACM's Publication Strategy


ACM's Publication Strategy


Areas of Digital Library Research


Areas of Digital Library Research


Taxonomy of Digital Library Elements


Areas of Digital Library Research


Example: Biological Collections


Areas of Digital Library Research


Digital Library Issues

The following issues represent open questions at this time. Some will be resolved through research, some through practice, and some through legislation.


What do patrons want?


Who will take responsibility?


What about fees, rights, and freedom?


What are the social impacts?


How will scholarship change?


How will scholarship change?

(continued)


What about accessibility?


What about accessibility? (continued)


What about accessibility? (continued)


How do physical collections differ from digital collections?


Museums - physical artifacts that embody information


Digital Librarians: New roles for library workers?


How will various print media change when "going digital"?


Other Issues


Center for the Study of Digital Libraries