Related Non-Profit Organizations
- Art Libraries Society of North America
(ARLIS) has a Reference & Information Services section interested
in Internet resources on the visual arts.
- Council on Library and Information Resources
(CLIR) "...works to expand access to information, however recorded
and preserved, as a public good."
- Digital Library Federation (DLF)
is an organization which is establishing standards and "best practices"
for digital collections. The work of the DLF is of interest to and is being
monitored by TFAO. One of the partners of the DLF is the California
Digital Library which "has become one the largest digital
libraries in the world."
- D-Lib Magazine, published
by Corporation for National Research
Initiatives is "...a solely electronic publication with a primary
focus on digital library research and development, including but not limited
to new technologies, applications, and contextual social and economic issues"
with all back issues available free of charge.
- JSTOR, features a digitized collection
of academic journals and is planning as of October 2003 the addition of
journals in art history including Art
Bulletin and Art
Journal. Access to the JSTOR archive is available only through
affiliation with a participating higher education institution or through
an individual account with a participating publisher. Art Bulletin
and Art Journal are published by the College Art Association.
- Networked Digital Library of Theses
and Dissertations is dedicated to improving graduate education by developing
accessible digital libraries of theses and dissertations. Also, the Dissertation Abstracts
database provides indexing of virtually all doctoral dissertations
accepted by U.S. and Canadian institutions since 1861.
- Pachyderm 2.0 Project
is a partnership led by the New Media Consortium and the San Francisco
Museum of Modern Art. The project is funded by the Institute for Museum
and Library Services. According to the New Media Consortium's "About the Project"
page "The new tool will be based on Pachyderm, the authoring and publishing
tool developed by SFMOMA to author its successful series, Making
Sense of Modern Art." SFMOMA also used Pachyderm 1.0 to create
Web presentations featuring the works of Romare
Bearden and Frank Stella.
These online presentations feature Macromedia Flash plus QuickTime movies
to produce interactive features. The project will
lead to an online document viewer (what a reader sees and uses when accessing
the Amazon and Google Print document viewing screens) for paper-based media
such as books and manuscripts. 
TFAO wishes to express appreciation to Amy Snapp for recommending a change
to this page.
- Commercial Ventures
- The eBook future
- Related Non-Profit Organizations
- Methods and Costs
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