ERIC Number: ED472858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
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Critical Technological and Architectural Choices for Access and Preservation in a Digital Library Environment.
Solbakk, Svein Arne
This paper describes some basic architectural choices for the access to and preservation of digital objects at the National Library of Norway. A digital repository is a core element for the handling of both access to and preservation of the digital objects. Strategies for giving access to the complete holdings include the use of a powerful search engine and the OAI protocol to harvest metadata from conventional catalog systems to make textual or structured indexes. The following basic objectives for developing a digital library at the National Library are outlined: to offer powerful digital library services adapted to user expectations and needs; to handle access to and preservation of large amounts of digital data with a variety of properties; to collaborate with other institutions on user services as well as the handling of access to and preservation of digital objects; and to let other service providers make value added services which include resources from the digital collections at the library. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Archives, Electronic Libraries, Foreign Countries, Library Collection Development, Library Collections, Library Facilities, Library Services, Library Technical Processes, National Libraries, Preservation
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Norway