Head, Library Instruction/Systems/Technology (LIST)
Arizona State University
Digital Library & Information Systems Team
University of Arizona
The Scholars Portal Project is a collaborative effort that brings together seven ARL Libraries (University of Arizona, Arizona State University, University of California San Diego, Dartmouth College, Iowa State University, University of Southern California,and University of Utah) and Fretwell-Downing to begin the process of defining a suite of Web-based services that will connect the higher education community as directly as possible with appropriate, vetted information resources. The Project’s initial focus is on the meta search “discovery” and direct linking “delivery” tools that provide the foundation for the Scholars Portal. This briefing will provide an update on the project, including an overview of technical and organizational issues that we have addressed, the current progress of implementation and plans for the future.