Fiesole Collection Development Retreat Series Oxford 2000. The Virtual Library: What does it mean? . Peter Burnhill Director, EDINA (Edinburgh University Data Library) http://edina.ac.uk. (Auto-)Biographical perspective.
(Edinburgh University Data Library)
Q: How would I define a data library?
A: ‘A bit like inter-galactic library loan’
having been reading Phillip K.Dick
One of the most approved materials for writing on, before invention of paper, was thin rind between the solid wood and the outside bark of certain trees. This substance is in Latin called liber, which came in time also to signify a “book.” Hence our library, the place for books.
NB media not message created an enduring institution; no reference to data-, nor virtual- library, but
(The First Hypertext Edition of The Dictionary of Phrase and Fable)http://www.bibliomania.com)
Virtual. Via virtual memory, probably from "virtual image" in optics)
1. Common alternative to logical; often used to refer to artificial objects (like addressable virtual memory larger than physical memory) created by a computer system to help the system control access to shared resources.
2. Simulated; performing the functions of something that isn't really there, eg an imaginative child's doll may be a virtual playmate.
Library <programming, library> A collection of subroutines and functions stored in one or more files, usually in compiled form, for linking with other programs. One of the earliest forms of organised code reuse. ... The linking may be static linking or, in some systems, dynamic linking.
Peter Stone (Deputy Librarian, Sussex Univ.) IUSC Workshop on Specialist & Bibliographic Datasets, Manchester, 7-8 July, 1992
(i) modernisation of library services
(ii) infrastructure to access complex databases
Other Information Organisations
The Joined-Up View of Discover - Locate - Request - Access
Document Delivery Service
based on MODELS workshops (UKOLN/JISC eLib)
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use of service
e.g. visit, I.L.L., eDoc
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