Digital libraries are processing mainly digital text resources and intend to ensure …
Digital libraries are processing mainly digital text resources and intend to ensure
long-tem preservation. Future systems additionally have to focus on accessible
multimedia dissemination and overcome traditional channels for distribution.
We have developed two different approaches towards a client/server
distribution model for an accessible digital library based either on an extension
of DAISY or by transforming MultiReader documents. These approaches
rely on ingest of comprehensive contents covering enhanced semantic richness.
We consider role changes of authors and their corresponding responsibilities
for actual resource quality increase. Furthermore, we discuss resulting
end user benefits by multimedia and related modalities of use.