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Building Digital Libraries from Simple Building Blocks

Suleman, Hussein, Edward Fox, Rohit Kelapure, Aaron Krowne and Ming Luo (2003) Building Digital Libraries from Simple Building Blocks. Online Information Review.

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Abstract

Metadata harvesting has been established by the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) as a viable mechanism for connecting a provider of data to a purveyor of services. The Open Digital Library (ODL) model is an emerging framework which attempts to break up the services into appropriate components based also on the basic philosophy of the OAI model. This framework has been applied to various projects and evaluated for its simplicity, extensibility and reusability to support the hypothesis that digital libraries (DLs) should be built from simple Web Service-like components instead of as monolithic software applications.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:components, digital libraries, interoperability, open archives, metadata harvesting
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.1 MODELS AND PRINCIPLES
D Software: D.2 SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
H Information Systems: H.4 INFORMATION SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS
ID Code:13
Deposited By:Suleman, Hussein
Deposited On:11 July 2003