• An Assessment of Access and Use Rights for Licensed Scholarly Digital Resources

      Eschenfelder, Kristin R.; Benton, Ian (ACM/IEEE, 2006)
      This is a preprint of a paper to appear in the Proceedings of the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2006. This research in progress investigates how technological protection measures are used on collections of licensed digital scholarly resources. It describes the range and variation in access and rights restrictions embedded in the technological protection measures; and, it analyzes whether observed access and use restrictions were described in acceptable use statements or resource licenses.
    • Convergence of Knowledge Management and E-Learning: the GetSmart Experience

      Marshall, Byron; Zhang, Yiwen; Chen, Hsinchun; Lally, Ann M.; Shen, Rao; Fox, Edward; Cassel, Lillian N. (ACM/IEEE, 2003)
      The National Science Digital Library (NSDL), launched in December 2002, is emerging as a center of innovation in digital libraries as applied to education. As a part of this extensive project, the GetSmart system was created to apply knowledge management techniques in a learning environment. The design of the system is based on an analysis of learning theory and the information search process. Its key notion is the integration of search tools and curriculum support with concept mapping. More than 100 students at the University of Arizona and Virginia Tech used the system in the fall of 2002. A database of more than one thousand student-prepared concept maps has been collected with more than forty thousand relationships expressed in semantic, graphical, node-link representations. Preliminary analysis of the collected data is revealing interesting knowledge representation patterns.
    • Digital Rights Management and Licensed Scholarly Digital Resources: A Report for ACRL

      Eschenfelder, Kristin R.; Eschenfelder, Kristin R.; Benton, Ian (ACM/IEEE, 2006-09)
      This report summarizes the results of an ACRL Samuel Lazerow Fellowship funded research project to investigate the extent to which publishers and vendors are making use of technological protection measures ("TPM" also known as DRM) to control access to and use of licensed full-text scholarly materials or data sets. The study also began to explore the impact of access and use restrictions on learning, scholarship and library management.