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Research Proposals of the Library 2000 project.
In contrast with the situation only five years later, when
the Library 2000 project began in 1990, there was little interest
among many sponsors in the subject of digital libraries. We are
grateful to the Digital Equipment Corporation, for providing an
unrestricted seed grant;to IBM Corporation for a grant of the
necessary hardware, and to the Corporation for National Research
Initiatives for including our project in a multi-university
cooperative research contract sponsored by the Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency.
July, 1990, Proposal (available only
in PostScript) for a National Technical Report Repository from the
Meridian Corporation to the Information Processing Techniques Office
of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. This proposal
contains sections from each of the universities, including M.I.T.,
that participated in the CS-TR project. After considerable discussion
and negotiation, in 1992 a revised version of this proposal was
accepted, but with the Corporation for National Research Initiatives
replacing Meridian Corporation as the prime contractor. (N.B. This
postscript file has its pages in reverse order.)
November 11, 1992, joint
proposal from the Library 2000 group and the M.I.T. Libraries to the
Corporation for National Research Initiatives, granted June 30, 1993.
June 1, 1993, joint proposal from
M.I.T. to the Digital Equipment Corporation, not granted. However,
an earlier draft of this proposal resulted in an unrestricted seed
grant that allowed serious work on the project to begin.
May 11, 1995, no-cost continuation
proposal for six months from M.I.T. to the Corporation for
National Research Initiatives, granted June 1, 1995.
December, 1995, transition
proposal recommending that the M.I.T. Library System take over the
technology, the preservation of the scanned page images, and the
operaton of the delivery services developed in the CS-TR project.
Formal acknowledgement of sponsorship:
This work was supported in part by the IBM Corporation, in part by the
Digital Equipment Corporation, and in part by the Corporation for
National Research Initiatives, using funds from the Advanced Research
Projects Agency of the United States Department of Defense under grant
MDA972-92-J1029. The grant was funded for the Research on Linking
Electronic Libraries of Scientific and Technical Information
project of the Computing Systems Technology Office (CSTO).
Last update: November 13, 1997, by jhs
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