A 'digital library' provides access to digital collections (as opposed to print, microform, or other media) using one or more interlinked information retrieval systems. The digital content may be stored locally within the institution, in a repository or stored remotely for example in a JISC data centre or a national repository and accessed via the Janet network.
Key digital libraries activities
Repositories and Preservation Programme
The programme is a £14m investment in Higher Education repository and digital content infrastructure. It will fund initiatives to develop the Information Environment supporting digital repositories...
Digital preservation & records management programme
Supporting institutions in long-term digital asset management and preservation forms a central theme of JISC's Digital Preservation and Records Management programme.
Information Environment Programme 2009-11
The aim of this programme is to improve the capacity of the sector to manage, discover and use information resources. There is now a critical mass of digital information resources that can be used to...
Digital Repositories programme 2007-8
The Digital Repositories programme 2007-8 builds on and takes forward key outcomes from previous and parallel work, mainly the Digital Repositories programme 2005-7, and the Repositories and...
Resource Discovery Programme
The JISC needs to develop ways to support seamless, flexible and comprehensive resource discovery across a well managed resource the JISC will help to support the emerging knowledge economy. This...
UKOLN is a research organisation that aims to inform practice and influence policy in the areas of: digital libraries, information systems, bibliographic management, and web technologies.