in-Browser Digital Library Services

Suleman, Hussein (2007) in-Browser Digital Library Services, Proceedings of Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, 11th European Conference (ECDL 2007), 16-19 September 2007, Budapest, Hungary, 462-465, Springer.

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Service models for digital libraries have looked into how services may be decomposed into modules and components for greater flexiblity. These models are, however, mostly aimed at server-side applications. With the emergence of Ajax and similar techniques for processing XML documents within a Web browser, it has now become feasible for a browser to perform far more of the computational tasks traditionally encompassed in server-side DL services. Among other advantages, moving computation to the client can result in improved performance and scalability. As a new twist on service oriented computing, it is argued in this paper that digital library services can be provided partially or wholly through applications that execute client-side. Two case studies are provided to illustrate that such in-browser services are feasible and in fact more powerful and flexible than the traditional server-side service model.

Item Type: Conference paper
Subjects: Information systems
Software and its engineering > Software notations and tools
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:35

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