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Stanford University Libraries
Report to the Digital Library Federation
July 1, 2001


  • Collections, Services, and Systems
  • Projects and Programs

    I. Collections, Services, and Systems

    A. Collections

    HighWire Press Archive of Free Online Full Text Articles: Update
    HighWire Press, the Internet Imprint of the Stanford University Libraries, provides the second largest (after The NASA Astrophysics Data System) free full-text science journal archive. The delay for opening free back file access varies according to the specific publisher and journal. Over 260,000 articles were available in the free archive as of June 2001.

    Kircher Correspondence and Chicana Art Collections: First Two Collections of Luna Insight Implementation at Stanford
    The Athanasius Kircher Correspondence Collection of nearly 8,000 images and the Chicana Art Collection of more than 1,300 works are the first two collections made available through the Stanford University Libraries' implementation in April 2001 of Luna's Insight software. The implementation is centered in the Humanities Digital Information Service. The Kircher Correspondence implementation was unveiled in conjunction with an international conference held at Stanford - Baroque Imaginary: the World of Athanasius Kircher S.J. (1602-1680). As the Stanford implementation expands, designated collections will be made available beyond the Stanford University community. The Stanford implementation is one of the first installations of Luna's Insight server using Sun's Solaris Operating System.

    United States Serial Set Document Digitization
    Stanford University Libraries have completed the digitization of 60 volumes (over 33,800 pages) of the United States Serial Set from 1909-1911. These are the reports of the Immigration Commission (also known as the Dillingham Commission) and the Reports on Condition of Women and Children Wage Earners. A user interface that provides full text searching of PDF versions of these documents is in a test phase as of June 2001. Questions about the project can be directed to Tony Angiletta or Paul Zarins.

    B. Systems

    E-Journal Management via TEAMS
    The management of information about and links to e-journal titles has been revised using Artesia Technologies' TEAMS digital asset management software. TEAMS is used both to build e-journal pages for users and to track detailed acquisitions information for Technical Services needs. Building on this initial work with external digital content, TEAMS will be applied to managing a full array of digital resources at the Stanford University Libraries. Questions about the technical capabilities of TEAMS can be directed to Jerry Persons, Head of the Systems Department.

    II. Projects and Programs

    Digital Delivery of Interlibrary Loan: Update
    Stanford University Libraries' Digital Delivery of Interlibrary Loan Service, supported by the California State Library by a grant offered under the Library Services and Technology Act, is an experimental service through which Interlibrary Loan patrons are offered digital versions of out-of-copyright monographs. Often these are materials that would ordinarily not circulate from the Stanford Libraries. Information about the dd-ILL project is available at:

    LOCKSS: Update
    LOCKSS (Lots Of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) is a system prototype to preserve access to scientific journals published on the Web. LOCKSS models how libraries provide access to paper content by allowing individual libraries to safeguard their communities' access to Web content. The system ensures that hyperlinks continue to resolve and appropriate content is delivered, even when in the Internet the links don't work and content is no longer available. Libraries running LOCKSS cooperate to detect and repair preservation failures.

    The project was initially funded by the National Science Foundation, Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Stanford University. In Winter 2001 the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation provided continuation funding, which will allow for the global expansion of the project, including a second test phase that started in April 2001.

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