Mailing List Message #20
From: Joan K. Lippincott <>
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Subject: EDUCAUSE Live! - NSDL
Date: Thu, 04 May 2006 12:50:30 -0400
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On Monday, May 8, EDUCAUSE Live! will feature a 1-hour presentation by Dean Krafft, Principal Investigator for the NSDL Core Integration Project at Cornell University. 1-2pm Eastern Time. No charge, but registration required at <>. Abstract:

Since 2000, the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Core Integration team has been creating the infrastructure for a digital library of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics resources. That library now contains more than a million resources from approximately 100 collections. In this talk, Dean Krafft will give a short historical overview of the NSDL and describe the current NSDL community and participants. He will then review the technical underpinnings of NSDL 1.0, a library built on metadata harvesting, and describe some of the challenges encountered. For the past year, the project has been working on NSDL 2.0, a new version of the library built on the Fedora repository architecture. For the last part of the talk, Krafft will describe this new library architecture and explain how it supports creating context for science resources, how it enhances the selection and use of library materials, and what these capabilities mean for the users of the NSDL.

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