Next: Introduction

Design and Development of a Network-Based
Electronic Library

Ray R. Larson
Associate Professor

School of Library and Information Studies
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720


Among the proposed innovations in the Clinton Administration's plans to develop a National Information Infrastructure is the creation of, and support for, digital or to store and provide access to the vast amounts of information expected to made available over the ``information superhighway''. Although the exact nature and future architecture of such libraries is still a matter for experimentation (and debate), there are several pioneering efforts underway to establish electronic libraries and to provide access to them.

This paper describes one such effort underway at the University of California at Berkeley. In collaboration with four other universities we are developing interoperable electronic library servers containing the Computer Science technical reports for each participant and making them available over the internet using standard protocols.

Wed Mar 2 13:42:59 PST 1994