Harvard's Library digital initiative: building a first generation digital library infrastructure
Copyright (c) 2000 Corporation for National Research Initiatives
Abstract: Harvard University has funded a 5-year project to build a first generation production infrastructure to support digital library collections. Key project activities include education and consulting on core digital library issues (metadata, technical formats, reformatting, legal issues, preservation, interfaces and access), defining an overall technical framework, and the development of a core set of systems to support digital collections (catalogs and access tools, repositories, user interfaces, access management, and naming). A significant portion of the funding has been allocated to grants to University units for contents projects, intended to inform and test the developing infrastructure.