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A Digital Library Component Assembly Environment

Eyambe, Linda and Hussein Suleman (2004) A Digital Library Component Assembly Environment. In Marsden, G, P Kotze and A Adesina-Ojo, Eds. Proceedings SAICSIT, pages 15-22, Stellenbosch.

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Abstract

With the advent of the Internet came the promise of global information access. In keeping with this promise, Digital Libraries (DLs) began to emerge across the world as a method of providing structured information to their users. These DLs are often created using proprietary monolithic softwarethat is often difficult to customise and extend. The Open Digital Library (ODL) project was created to demonstrate that DLs can be built as a network of components instead of as monolithic systems. Although the ODL approach has largely been embraced by the DL community, it is not without a few shortcomings. This paper introduces a graphical user interface and its associated framework for creating DLs from distributed components, consequently addressing a number of the limitations of ODL, as well as presenting a novel and generic approach for creating component-based systems.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.5 INFORMATION INTERFACES AND PRESENTATION
H Information Systems: H.1 MODELS AND PRINCIPLES
ID Code:274
Deposited By:Suleman, Hussein
Deposited On:11 November 2005