View the PDF document The New Zealand Digital Library Project

Witten, I. H., Cunningham, S. J., Apperley, M. D. (1996) New Zealand Libraries 48(8) pp 146-152.

The New Zealand Digital Library project is a research programme in the Computer Science Department at Waikato University, whose aim is not to set up new libraries but to develop the underlying technology for digital libraries and make it available publicly so that others can use it to create their own collections. We are concerned with large collections of electronic, predominantly textual, documents, physically dispersed on computers the world over, and aim to make them accessible through a uniform interface that allows information to be located and accessed. This article describes the NZDL project, illustrated by a large example collection of Computer Science Technical Reports. The system is freely available on the World-Wide Web.