Developing a Digital National Library for Undergraduate Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Education: Report of a Workshop
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In 1996, the National Science Foundation (NSF) released a report about ways to improve undergraduate science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SME&T) education. One recommendation called for establishing a digital library, similar to those that are being constructed for many research communities, that would make available electronically a wide variety of materials for improving teaching and learning of SME&T.

The NSF asked the National Research Council to examine the feasibility of and issues associated with establishing such a digital national library. In response, an NRC steering committee commissioned a series of papers and convened a workshop to consider these issues. This resulting book delineates the issues that should be considered and provides recommendations to resolve them prior to committing funds.


Publication Info

136 pages | 8.5 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-309-05977-0

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-vi
Executive Summary 1-14
Introduction 15-20
Summary of the Workshop 21-46
Synthesis and Conclusions 47-52
Steering Committee Recommendations 53-56
Literature Cited 57-58
Appendix A 59-108
Appendix B 109-110
Appendix C 111-112
Appendix D 113-128
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National Research Council. Developing a Digital National Library for Undergraduate Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Education: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1998.

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