Testing a digital library: User response to the core project

Richard Entlich (Preservation librarian and full‐text genre specialist, Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York)
Lorrin Garson (Chief technology officer, advanced technology department, Publications Division, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC)
Michael Lesk (Chief research scientist, Information Sciences and Technologies Research Laboratory, Bellcore, Morristown, New Jersey)
Lorraine Normore (Senior associate research scientist, Chemical Abstracts Service, Columbus, Ohio)
Jan Olsen (Director, Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York)
Stuart Weibel (Consulting research scientist, OCLC, Office of Research, Dublin, Ohio.)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Publication date: 1 April 1996


The Chemistry Online Retrieval Experiment (CORE), a five‐year R&D project, was one of the earliest attempts to make a substantial volume of the text and graphics from previously published scholarly journals available to end‐users in electronic form, across a computer network. Since CORE dealt with material that had already gone through traditional print publication, its emphasis was on the process (and limitations) of conversion, the optimization of presentation, and use of the converted contents for readers. This article focuses on the user response to the system.


Entlich, R., Garson, L., Lesk, M., Normore, L., Olsen, J. and Weibel, S. (1996), "Testing a digital library: User response to the core project", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 14 No. 4, pp. 99-118. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb048044

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