UCI ICS 227 - Issues and Architectures (7 pages)

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School:
University of California, Irvine
Course:
Ics 227 - User Interfaces and Software Engineering

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Digital Libraries Issues and Architectures Peter J N rnberg Richard Furuta John J Leggett Catherine C Marshall Frank M Shipman III Center for the Study of Digital Libraries Texas A M University College Station TX 77843 3112 USA pnuern furuta leggett marshall shipman bush cs tamu edu ABSTRACT issues Digital library research must both respect the existing tradition of our physical libraries and transcend current practice in developing a new broader research agenda The research field of digital libraries must be viewed as a union of subfields from a variety of domains combined with new research issues in order to realize its full potential A clear exposition of the research issues involved has not yet been given Most approaches to building digital library systems have thus far been limited to addressing specific digital library problems as variations of problems from other fields This paper presents a taxonomy of digital library elements Consideration of the elements in this taxonomy helps suggest a variety of issues Example elements and some issues they suggest are used to populate the taxonomy The paper continues by presenting a general digital library system architecture Issues suggested by the taxonomy are shown to have implications at many levels of digital library system architectures for both design and implementation This is illustrated by considering the implications of one issue personalizing presentations at several architectural levels and in the context of a set of current technologies What are the research issues central to digital libraries One issue might be how to digitize objects and put them on line A second might be how to include new forms of information that do not have temporal or tangible representation necessary for inclusion into physical libraries Another could be how to locate materials in the new digital library Yet another would be when to use and when to transcend the existing technologies and traditions of the physical library in its



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