Report Number: CS-TR-95-1554
Institution: Stanford University, Department of Computer Science
Title: The Computer Science Technical Report (CS-TR) Project:
Considerations from the Library Perspective.
Author: Lasher, Rebecca
Author: Reich, Vicky
Author: Anderson, Greg
Date: July 1995
Abstract: In 1992 the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) funded a
three year grant to investigate the questions related to
large-scale, distributed, digital libraries. The award
focused research on Computer Science Technical Reports
(CS-TR) and was granted to the Corporation for National
Research Initiatives (CNRI) and five research universities.
The ensuing collaborative research has focused on a broad
spectrum of technical, social, and legal issues, and has
encompassed all aspects of a very large, heterogeneous
distributed digital library environment: acquisition,
storage, organization, search, retrieval, display, use and
intellectual property. The initial corpus of this digital
library is a coherent digital collection of CS-TRs created at
the five participating universities: Carnegie Mellon,
Cornell, MIT, Stanford, and the University of California at
Berkeley. The Corporation for National Research Initiatives
serves as a collaborator and agent for the project.
This technical report summarizes the accomplishments and
collaborative efforts of the CS-TR project from a librarian's
perspective; to do this we address the following questions:
1. Why do librarians and computer scientists make good
research partners? 2. What has been learned? 3. What new
questions have been articulated? 4. How can the
accomplishments be moved into a service environment? 5. What
actions and activities might follow from this effort?