Proceedings 2000 Kyoto International Conference on Digital Libraries: Research and Practice

13-16 Nov. 2000

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  • Proceedings 2000 Kyoto International Conference on Digital Libraries: Research and Practice

    Publication Year: 2000
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  • Multimedia digital library and the interface

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):6 - 10
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    Looks at various aspects of digital libraries. In particular the author considers the future of digital books, copyright issues, human interface for retrieval, and the human interface for reading and learning. View full abstract»

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  • Global issues in digital libraries

    Publication Year: 2000
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    Global access to information over the World-Wide-Web raises a number of issues that should be dealt with in a thoughtful manner so that participants, in particular the providers of information, will not feel overwhelmed or disenfranchised. These issues include language issues, copyright, and authenticity. View full abstract»

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  • British Library's role as the national library and its commitment to electronic international library development

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):12 - 15
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    The British Library has one of the world's largest collections of historic manuscripts and printed materials in all scripts and languages known. The impact on this collection, and the services which the Library has traditionally offered, of digitisation techniques and new electronic communication are described and discussed. In the digital world no library can stand aloof from others and there wil... View full abstract»

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  • US digital library research-broadening our reach

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):16 - 25
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    US digital library funding is trying to maintain a balance between technology-focussed research and content-based research. New DLI-2 projects include voice, music, data, software, image, and video content, as well as reaching out to users including children, educators, and international groups, and continuing and expanding efforts on technology for interoperability security/privacy, permanence, a... View full abstract»

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  • Convergence of digital libraries, museums and archives to collective memories

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):26 - 41
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    This paper describes the effects and resulting information technology support requirements created by the increasing convergence of Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums towards Collective memories. It provides an introduction into Collective Memory (CM)/Knowledge Management (KM) models as well as into human computer interaction support for such models based on mechanisms of interactive informa... View full abstract»

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  • Learning from American Memory: opportunities and challenges ahead

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):46 - 48
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    For the last five years, the Library of Congress has been building American Memory, providing free public access to historical materials converted to digital form. American Memory is not only an operational service, but also an ongoing experiment. Important lessons have been learned and can now be applied to plans for dealing with content originating in digital form. Challenges that remain also ap... View full abstract»

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  • Building a digital library research program at Columbia University

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):49 - 56
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    This paper provides both an overview of the Digital Library Research Program at Columbia University, along with some detail on three selected projects. First, a review of the interdisciplinary approach to Digital Library Research from the point of view of the Center for Research on Information Access will be presented. Second, technical aspects will be presented on the PERSIVAL medical digital lib... View full abstract»

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  • What is a digital library? The social impact of information artifacts

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):57 - 61
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    The term 'digital library" is used as a generic name for many kinds of digital collections, making it difficult to build a cumulative understanding of what has been learned from different kinds of technical projects to digitize, organize, search and preserve digital documents. This paper classifies digital libraries by looking at the social impact of information artifacts, using data on the amount... View full abstract»

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  • Entering the age of digital information

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):62 - 66
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    Research shows that more and more individuals within companies are doing their own desk research, and information providers are making information easier to access. The abundance of information brings opportunities, but also dangers. New types of organisations are coming into being to act as custodians of information, the conventional librarian role is giving way to the role of advisers and inform... View full abstract»

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  • NTCIR workshops: data collection-based evaluation of information retrieval and its challenges

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):67 - 74
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    This paper introduces the NTCIR Workshops. A series of evaluation workshops designed to enhance research in Japanese and Asian language text retrieval, cross-lingual information retrieval, and related text processing techniques such as summarization, extraction, etc. Twenty-eight groups from six countries participated in the first workshop and forty-six groups from eight countries have registered ... View full abstract»

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  • Digital libraries: did you ask the users?

    Publication Year: 2000
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    The necessity for a more comprehensive understanding of user needs, objectives, and behaviour in employing digital library systems is stressed repeatedly in new projects as the basis for designing effective systems. However, not many such projects seem to follow a rigorous "user-centered" design approach, with a strong involvement of a key library user: the librarians. A strong cooperation with li... View full abstract»

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  • Manchester united in supporting UK academia: recent developments at the UK's largest academic datacentre

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):78 - 84
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    This is not a paper about strategic directions for Digital Library development. It deliberately focuses on what is being put in place right now in an effort to better support academic endeavour in particular using electronic materials. The examples are all drawn from the UK's largest academic datacentre, Manchester Computing, at the University of Manchester, which, in addition to supporting local ... View full abstract»

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  • Tokyo University Digital Museum

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):85 - 92
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    We present our basic philosophy and concept of Tokyo University Digital Museum. The main goal of our activity is to propose new forms of museums of the future in which digital technologies support all kinds of museum activities such as gathering, preserving, researching, exhibiting, and educating about collections. Further, we report our novel digital technologies for the digital museum such as me... View full abstract»

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  • LAURIN: a distributed digital library of newspaper clippings

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):93 - 100
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    Among the wide range of digital libraries, an interesting, yet quite neglected, subclass is constituted by those exclusively dealing with newspaper clippings. Compared with book-oriented digital libraries, clipping libraries are more difficult to seize, since they are wide and unstructured, and the subjects and content of a clipping are completely heterogeneous. LAURIN is an EU-funded project invo... View full abstract»

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  • Beyond digital libraries: the 2nd generation of the NAIST digital library and its future

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):101 - 104
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    Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) started practical services of a digital library system for campus use since April 1996. After 4 years experience, we did a redesign of the digital library system in 1999. Operation of the 2nd generation system started in April 2000. We describe the design policy of the digital library system. A system overview is also introduced. We continue researc... View full abstract»

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  • Next Generation Digital Library-architecture and implementation

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):105 - 112
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    The Next Generation Digital Library Project has developed software components that are necessary to build digital libraries and future information distribution systems, and implemented these components by using CORBA and agent technology. Furthermore combining these components the project has developed a digital library system that is a three-tier client/server configuration. This paper presents c... View full abstract»

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  • Automated reference service system at Kyoto University Library

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):113 - 119
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    This paper describes the architecture of an automated reference service system developed for Kyoto University Library. The system employs two knowledge bases; the NDLC database for handling major questions at libraries such as "I am looking for books on...", and the general knowledge base written in natural language for handling other questions. Another characteristic of the system is to be able t... View full abstract»

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  • Federation services for heterogeneous digital libraries accessing cooperative and non-cooperative sources

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):120 - 127
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    Today, bibliographical information is kept in a variety of digital libraries available on the Internet. The integration of bibliographical data is considered as one of the most important tasks in the area of digital library community. The available sources of data vary widely in terms of data representation and access interfaces. To overcome this heterogeneity during the last years attempts were m... View full abstract»

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  • The digital Pacific Rim Library of the University of California, San Diego

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):128 - 129
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    In collaboration with multinational partners, the Libraries of the University of California, San Diego have begun development of a digital Pacific Rim Library in support of education and research in international studies. The paper discusses this virtual library that delivers collections and services in digital format over the Internet. The intent is to develop a fully functional library but with ... View full abstract»

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  • Digital libraries in Korea

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):130 - 135
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    The development of digital libraries in Korea began in 1996. Since then the National Digital Library, funded by the government, and university libraries have been actively involved in digital library projects. The National Digital Library is made up of seven representative libraries affiliated with various government agencies. Its core mission is to build full text databases in order to construct ... View full abstract»

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  • A perspective on the development of digital libraries in Taiwan

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):136 - 137
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    In the past few years, the Taiwan government has devoted a lot of effort towards developing digital libraries. Currently, we can easily retrieve various kinds of resources from libraries through the Internet. We introduce the status of our national library, public libraries and university libraries, and state their future prospects and objectives. View full abstract»

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  • Digital library construction information technology application and practice in campus library

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):138 - 140
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    From traditional library to a modern one, the opportunity is coming for the campus library because the technology of computer science, networking, communication and information processing is advancing. A campus library, especially for a university that hopes to become well known, should develop its digital library construction strategy. The paper considers how the USTC (University of Science and T... View full abstract»

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  • Putting old data into new system: Web-based catalog card image searching

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):141 - 148
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    This paper proposes a new approach to solve the data inputting bottleneck problem for library catalog data, or metadata. The data have been provided by paper cards arranged in wooden boxes. A lot of efforts have been taken to digitize them in order to put these data to be machine-readable. However, despite such efforts, only a small amount of data has been digitized so far because the inputting is... View full abstract»

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  • Using link-based domain models in Web searching

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):152 - 159
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    Link-based domain models are hyperstructures that have domain specific semantics. They can be represented using new Web standards and can be applied in formulating structured queries so that Web users can get more specific results relevant to their information needs. This paper presents this idea and discusses several technical issues in implementing the idea. DELITE Online, an online information ... View full abstract»

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