Enabling Access in Digital Libraries
A Report on a Workshop on Access Management
by Caroline Arms
- What kinds of role distinctions are necessary?
What rights and duties are expected?
What are the privacy issues?
How strong must the security controls be?
What kinds of accountability are necessary and what kinds of management data are needed?
How do we evaluate effectiveness of the system from user and provider perspectives?
The Digital Library Federation
On May 1, 1995, 16 institutions created the Digital Library Federation (additional partners have since joined the original 16). The DLF partners have committed themselves to "bring together—from across the nation and beyond—digitized materials that will be made accessible to students, scholars, and citizens everywhere." If they are to succeed in reaching their goals, all DLF participants realize that they must act quickly to build the infrastructure and the institutional capacity to sustain digital libraries. In support of DLF participants' efforts to these ends, DLF launched this publication series in 1999 to highlight and disseminate critical work.
DONALD J. WATERS
Digital Library Federation