The International Virtual Library Co-op
Robert McLaughlin, National Institute for Community Innovations, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The public "surface Web" consists of about 2.5 billion pages. The "deep Web", providing materials via user authorization, offers 400 times more content, and has been developed by the library profession. The deep Web offers instructional, professional development and research content of far greater quality and quantity than the surface Web. Knowledge about and affordable access to the deep Web's encyclopedias, almanacs, journals, dictionaries, textbooks is a critical digital equity issue. The National Institute for Community Innovations launched an unprecedented international co-op of schools, universities, associations, individual educators and learners to provide unlimited low-cost access to a growing array of full-text deep Web materials. Participants will learn about the history of the digital library technology and about innovations that promise to transform how educators obtain content aligned with personal learning plans, standards and assessments.
McLaughlin, R. (2003). The International Virtual Library Co-op. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 753-754). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).