Assignment 1 Digital Library Review


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Course: WXGB Digital Libraries
MLIS @ University Malaya
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  • MGPP (or MG++) is a reimplementation of MG, the ‘Managing Gigabytes’ text compression and indexing system. MG is described in the book with the same name, ‘Managing Gigabytes’1, and is the default indexing tool used in the Greenstone digital library software. MG provides document level indexes, and compression of the source documents. MGPP extends MG to also provide word-level indexes, enabling proximity and fielded searching. A small change to the configuration file for a collection is all that is required to use MGPP. Once the collection is online, Greenstone provides form based search interfaces (accessed through the preferences page) enabling fielded search on any specified metadata.
  • Assignment 1 Digital Library Review

    1. 1. Digital Library Review by Nurhajariah Matrang MLIS 2009 WGXB 6311 Digital Libraries
    2. 2. Background <ul><li>MyManuskrip or Digital Library of Malay Manuscripts is an initiative which attempts to provide a collaborative digital library for Malay manuscripts , which harnessed the collaborative features of a union repository. </li></ul><ul><li>It enables repositories within Malaysia and those outside to participate in building and offering manuscript content as well as outputs of manuscript research such as articles, reports, theses and links to relevant sites. </li></ul><ul><li>4 collections and more than 166 titles of manuscripts. </li></ul><ul><li>Greenstone – an open source software </li></ul>Source:
    3. 3. Organization <ul><li>Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, University of Malaya as planner, consultant and developer of the system </li></ul><ul><li>The Library, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, The University of Malaya Library as consolidators of the Electronic Manuscript system </li></ul>
    4. 4. Features <ul><li>Browsing </li></ul><ul><li>Searching </li></ul><ul><li>Help page </li></ul>
    5. 5. Browsing <ul><li>Browsing can be done by clicking ‘Browse’ menu </li></ul><ul><li>User can browse by collections </li></ul><ul><li>From each collection user can browse by category & title </li></ul>
    6. 6. Browsing - example <ul><li>Results are arranged in alphabetical order </li></ul>
    7. 7. Searching <ul><li>Searching can be done by clicking ‘Search’ menu </li></ul><ul><li>User search by collections </li></ul><ul><li>Boolean searching - Advanced searching using the MGPP search engine </li></ul>
    8. 8. Searching - example <ul><li>Results are not in alphabetically order </li></ul>
    9. 9. How information is organized? <ul><li>Format of files available: PDF, JPEG, GIF (thumbnail), MP3 </li></ul>166 Total 5 4 69 88 Titles Titles Titles <ul><ul><li>Adat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agama </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bahasa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hikayat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kitab Tib </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Salasilah dan Sejarah </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lain-lain </li></ul></ul>Categories Other Published DBP UM Collection
    10. 10. What is the metadata used? <ul><li>Dublin Core </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata is stored with the document for internal use [1] </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata consists of links to other data or metadata </li></ul>
    11. 11. What is the classification scheme or thesauri used? <ul><li>Currently there is no specific classification scheme is being used </li></ul><ul><li>Categorizing (Adat,Agama, Bahasa, etc) based on what general manuscripts’ scholars use. </li></ul><ul><li>Each contributor uses different manuscript cataloguing style (OI). </li></ul>
    12. 12. Which definition of DL it’s met? <ul><li>Borgman's: “Digital libraries are a set of electronic resources and associated technical capabilities for creating, searching, and using information . In this sense they are an extension and enhancement of information storage and retrieval systems that manipulate digital data in any medium (text, images, sounds; static or dynamic images) and exist in distributed networks . The content of digital libraries includes data, metadata that describe various aspects of the data (such as representation, creator, owner, reproduction rights), and metadata that consist of links or relationships to other data or metadata , whether internal or external to the digital library”. </li></ul><ul><li>Witten & Bainbridge (2003):“Organized collections of information” which are collected and digitized making it possible for the creation of a digital library” ..“ Focused collection of digital objects, including text, video and audio with methods for access and retrieval, and for selection, organization and maintenance” </li></ul><ul><li>Arm (2000): “A managed collection of information.. Where the information is stored in digital formats and accessible over a network ” </li></ul>
    13. 13. Reference <ul><li>[1] Mohd. Hilmi Md Ripin, and Zainab A.N., (2007)  Creating a Digital Library to Handle Malay Manuscripts Using Greenstone.  In: Building An Information Society For All: Proceedings of the International Conference on Libraries, Information and Society, ICOLIS 2007, 26-27 June 2007, Armada Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. ISBN 9789834349103. </li></ul>
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