DIGITAL LIBRARIES IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM: PARTNERS, PUBLISHERS, POTENTIALS, AND PITFALLS
||DIGITAL LIBRARIES IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM: PARTNERS, PUBLISHERS, POTENTIALS, AND PITFALLS
||Electronic Publishing ´99. Redefining the Information Chain - New Ways and Voices : Proceedings of an ICCC/IFIP conference held at the University of Karlskrona/Ronneby, Sweden 10-12 May 1999/Edited by John W.T.Smith, Anders Ardö, Peter Linde. Washington D.C.: ICCC Press, 1999. 326 p. ISBN: 1-891365-04-5
||As we move into the new millennium it is difficult not to fall into a predictive state of mind. To
do this effectively, one needs to look back in order to look forwards in any informed manner.
What follows then is a view of the role of the digital library couched in terms of an examination
and explication of the part of such a library that I have built at the University of Virginia.
The Electronic Text Center, by now a mature service and an ingrained part of our library
system, works well as a testing ground for larger digital library issues and definitions. We are
variously partners, publishers, researchers into issues and librarians serving a user group which
is rapidly diversifying and whose expectations rise constantly. As I look to our achievements
and ambitions, and to those of colleagues in other digital libraries, I see the potentials greatly
outweighing the pitfalls in the fledgling digital libraries and electronic publishing houses, but
both exist in abundance.
||digital libraries, electronic publishing
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