Accessing Digital Libraries: A Study of ARL Members' Digital Projects

Chad M. Kahl, Illinois State University
Sarah Williams, Illinois State University

This is the accepted manuscript.

The published version appears in volume 32, issue 4, pp 364-369 of The Journal of Academic Librarianship.


To ensure efficient access to and integrated searching capabilities for their institution's new digital library projects, the authors studied Web sites of the Association of Research Libraries' (ARL) 111 academic, English-language libraries. Data were gathered on 1117 digital projects, noting library Web site and project access, metadata, and project types.