July 22, 2019

CLIR Releases New Report: “Core Infrastructure Considerations for Large Digital Libraries”

The report was released earlier today by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and CLIR’s Digital Library Federation program.

Title

Core Infrastructure Considerations for Large Digital Libraries

Author

Geneva Henry

Source

Council on Library and Information Resources

Abstract

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.

The report includes sections on storage and content delivery, metadata, search and discovery, services and applications, and more.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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