Moore RDAP11 Future of Digital Libaries

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Future of Digital Libraries, Reagan Moore, UNC-RENCI: RDAP11 Summit

The 2nd Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit
An ASIS&T Summit
March 31-April 1, 2011 Denver, CO
In cooperation with the Coalition for Networked Information
http://asist.org/Conferences/RDAP11/index.html

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Moore RDAP11 Future of Digital Libaries

  1. 1. Future of Digital (Libraries) Data Management Applications RDAP Summit
  2. 2. Digital Library <ul><li>Supports arrangement and description of material </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ingestion services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supports browsing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find book on the same topic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supports searching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find book by the same author </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supports access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation interfaces </li></ul></ul>RDAP Summit - April 1, 2011
  3. 3. Digital Library Evolution <ul><li>Management of scientific data collections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Storage size, number of objects, schema, services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Natural language processing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ontologies linking concepts within the documents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Analysis services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration of data manipulation with data indexing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multiple presentation interfaces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Earth, concept maps </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Links to external authoritative resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Semantic labels tied to use in text book </li></ul></ul>RDAP Summit - April 1, 2011
  4. 4. Knowledge Repository <ul><li>What is the difference between a knowledge repository and a digital library? </li></ul><ul><li>IBM Watson computer demonstrated on the Jeopardy show that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural knowledge can be indexed in about 5 TeraBytes of data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural language query interface is possible </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can a digital library evolve into a knowledge repository? </li></ul>RDAP Summit - April 1, 2011
  5. 5. One Approach to Knowledge <ul><li>Data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bits comprising data (zeros and ones) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Labels applied to data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Semantic names have meaning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationships between labels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Semantic names have logical relationships </li></ul></ul>RDAP Summit - April 1, 2011
  6. 6. Types of Relationships <ul><li>Semantic / logical </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mapping to metadata attributes / concept spaces </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Temporal / procedural </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mapping to time line / provenance workflow </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spatial / structural </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mapping to GIS / social network / scientific data arrays </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Functional / algorithmic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mapping to derived physical quantities / projections </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Systemic / epistemological </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mapping to collection properties / external resources </li></ul></ul>RDAP Summit - April 1, 2011
  7. 7. Active Digital Library <ul><li>Integration of analyses with data management </li></ul><ul><li>Continued re-evaluation of relationships and generation of new indices </li></ul><ul><li>Continued re-evaluation of federation with external authoritative resources </li></ul><ul><li>Transformation from information resource into knowledge resource </li></ul>RDAP Summit - April 1, 2011

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