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
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...
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.
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...
Infrastructure for Resource Discovery
Projects implementing the resource discovery taskforce vision by funding institutions to partner with libraries, archives and museums to make open metadata about their collections available in a...
Digital Curation Centre
The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) is a world-leading centre of expertise in digital information curation with a focus on building capacity, capability and skills for research data management across...
UKOLN runs a Jisc Innovation Support Centre that provides advice and guidance to UK universities on the strategic and technical implications of technologies in digital libraries, information...