The Development and Impact of Digital Library Funding in the United States
Influence of Funding on Advances in Librarianship
ISBN: 978-1-84855-372-9, eISBN: 978-1-84855-373-6
Publication date: 5 December 2008
This chapter traces the history of digital libraries (DLs) in the United States through the funding sources that have supported DL research and development over the past decade and a half. A set of related questions are addressed: How have the mission and goals of funding agencies affected the types of projects that have been funded? What have been the deliverables from funded projects and how have the goals of the funding agencies shaped those deliverables? Funding agencies have exerted strong influence over research and development in DLs, and different funding agencies have funded different types of projects, with varying sets of concerns for driving the various fields that feed into DLs. This chapter will address the impact that DL funding has had on the development of research in the field of Library and Information Science, as well as on the practice of librarianship.
Pomerantz, J., Choemprayong, S. and Eakin, L. (2008), "The Development and Impact of Digital Library Funding in the United States", Nitecki, D.A. and Abels, E.G. (Ed.) Influence of Funding on Advances in Librarianship (Advances in Librarianship, Vol. 31), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 37-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0065-2830(08)31002-2
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