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ARL, digital libraries


Illinois State University's Milner Library began discussion on managing digital resources in September 2023 in an effort to take the lead in coordinating storage, cataloging and retrieval of digital projects across campus, while also encouraging the development of new digitization projects. At the start of the process, before full implementing a digitization program, the Library wanted to ensure efficient access to and integrated searching capabilities for new digital projects.

We surveyed Association of Research Libraries' (ARL) academic libraries to gather data on the accessibility of their digital projects. We chose to examine ARL libraries because larger university libraries have taken the lead in creating digital libraries. Surprisingly, given the level of funding and effort, digital library projects and content were not easily accessible.


The poster presentation was made at the American Library Association's 2004 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.



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