Digital Library as Network and Community Center: A Successful Model for Contribution and Use


The following article describes work on implementing a community DL model through a set of services that enabled geoscience education projects to collectively build the Teach the Earth educational digital library. The focus is on three aspects of this work: 1) facilitating community publishing, 2) creating a navigational and organizational framework that integrates the work of all included projects into a DL, 3) and identifying the ways in which the network centric DL that results from these efforts meets users' needs by complementing their natural search behaviors.

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