Digital Libraries

Academic & Educational Institutions

ARC(A Cross Archive Search Service), Old Dominion University

ARC, an experimental research service of Digital Library Research group at Old Dominion University, is used to investigate issues in harvesting OAI compliant repositories and making them accessible through a unified search interface.

Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE

The Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE builds digital collections and services while providing information and support to digital library developers worldwide.

California Digital Library

Harnessing technology and innovation, and leveraging the intellectual and cultural resources of the University of California, the California Digital Library supports the assembly and creative use of the world’s scholarship and knowledge for the UC libraries and the communities they serve.

Cornell Digital Collections

Includes a collection of text, image and multimedia digital repositories and portals.

Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University

The Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) is the steward of the University’s permanently valuable records and collections created in any format, ensuring their permanent preservation and accessibility.

FCLA Digital Archive

The Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA) is developing a central digital archiving facility for the libraries of the public universities of Florida.

Indiana University Digital Library

The Indiana University Digital Library Program (DLP) is dedicated to the selection, production, and maintenance of a wide range of high quality networked resources for scholars and students at Indiana University and elsewhere.

Indiana University Digital Music Library project

The Variations2 project aims to establish a digital music library testbed system containing music in a variety of formats, involving research and development in the areas of system architecture, metadata standards, component-based application architecture, and network services. This system will be used as a foundation for digital library research in the areas of instruction, usability, human-computer interaction, and intellectual property rights.

Informedia, Carnegie Mellon University

Informedia initiatives is to achieve machine understanding of video and film media, including all aspects of search, retrieval, visualization and summarization in both contemporaneous and archival content collections.

MOA, The Making of America Project

The Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. Librarians, researchers, and instructors continue to work together to determine the content of this digital library and to evaluate the impact of this resource on research and teaching at both University of Michigan and Cornell University.

Perseus, Tufts University

The Perseus Project is an evolving digital library of resources for the study of the humanities. Funded to perform research on developing tools to provide users with improved access to various types of materials, their current work considers ways of developing and refining tools for presentation of materials.

Stanford University Digital Library Technologies

The goal of the Stanford University Digital Library is to design and implement the infrastructure and services needed for collaboratively creating, disseminating, sharing and managing information in a digital library context.

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

University of Michigan Digital Library

Features a diverse collection, focused on earth and space sciences, which can satisfy the needs of a diverse group of users.

University of Virginia Libraries: Electronic Centers

The University of Virginia Library has established content-oriented centers to which students and faculty and scholars go via the Internet. This web site gives a glimpse into the resources, including electronic text and geospatial/statistical information, found in the electronic centers.

Virginia Tech University

Interests in theory, experimentation, and human issues underlie efforts with the MARIAN catalog tool, collection visualization, fundamental DL theory, data mining, applications work with the IBM-DL collection management tool, support of the NDLTD, dynamic document generation and analysis and most recently, issues in and applications of PetaPlex terabyte storage.


Public & Non-Profit Organizations

American Memory, The Library of Congress

American Memory is a gateway to primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States.


Citebase Search, an Open Archives service, allows researchers to search across free, full-text research literature eprint archives, with results ranked according to many criteria and then to navigate that literature using citation links and analysis.

CiteSeer, Scientific Literature Digital Library

CiteSeer is a scientific literature digital library that aims to improve the dissemination and feedback of scientific literature, and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness.

CURL, Consortium of University Research Libraries

CURL’s mission is to increase the ability of research libraries to share resources for the benefit of the local, national and international research community. CURL will make a difference for researchers by helping to build the Distributed and Hybrid Research Library of the future.

DLESE (Digital Library for Earth System Education)

DLESE is the Digital Library for Earth System Education, a geoscience community resource that supports teaching and learning about the Earth system. DLESE is funded by the National Science Foundation and is being built by a community of educators, students, and scientists to support Earth system education at all levels.

Eprints is dedicated to opening access to the refereed research literature online through author/institution self-archiving.

Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, it provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.

Internet Public Library

The IPL, self-described as the first public library for the Internet community, seeks to address issues about the interconnections of libraries, librarians, and librarianship with a distributed networked environment.

National Science Digital Library

NSDL is a digital library of exemplary resource collections and services, organized in support of science education at all levels.

New York Public Library Digital Library Collections

The Digital Library Collection website provides online access to collections of unique and rare materials of value to students, creators, scholars, and educators through searchable archival finding aids, full-text documents, digital surrogates and guides to images, and born-digital materials.

Public Library of Science

The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a non-profit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world’s scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.