Building a Digital Library


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Presentation of JeromeDL given at Irish Digital Libraries Summit in April 2007, Galway

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  • Building a Digital Library

    1. 1. <ul><ul><li>Tomasz Woroniecki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>JeromeDL Building a Semantic Digital Library
    2. 2. Outline of the presentation <ul><li>Introduction to Semantic Digital Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of JeromeDL </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture of JeromeDL </li></ul><ul><li>Working with JeromeDL </li></ul><ul><li>Demo </li></ul>
    3. 3. Social Semantic Digital Library <ul><li>A library stores and provides access to resources (books) </li></ul><ul><li>Qualified staff updates catalogues and helps users </li></ul>
    4. 4. Social Semantic Digital Library <ul><li>Machine-readable resources </li></ul><ul><li>Full-text index improves searching </li></ul><ul><li>Easy access </li></ul><ul><li>Availability </li></ul>
    5. 5. Social Semantic Digital Library <ul><li>Resources are accessible by machines, not with machines </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata is rich and extensible </li></ul><ul><li>Searching reflects meaning of terms </li></ul><ul><li>RDF is a standard for representing information </li></ul><ul><li>Not just resources but also knowledge is shared </li></ul>
    6. 6. Social Semantic Digital Library <ul><li>Involves the community into sharing knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizes social network in searching </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for comments, blogs, shared bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Easy tagging </li></ul>
    7. 7. Evolution of Libraries Social Semantic Digital Library Involves the community into sharing knowledge Semantic Digital Library Accessible by  machines, not only with machines Digital Library Online, easy searching with a full-text index Library Organized collection
    8. 8. Semantic Digital Library <ul><li>Semantic digital libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>integrate information based on different metadata, e.g.: resources, user profiles, bookmarks, taxonomies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>provide interoperability with other systems (not only digital libraries) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>deliver more robust, user friendly and adaptable search and browsing interfaces empowered by semantics </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. JeromeDL - Motivations <ul><li>Support for different kinds of bibliographic medatata, like: DublinCore , BibTeX and MARC21 at the same time. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Making use of existing rich sources of bibliographic descriptions (like MARC21) created by human. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supporting users and communities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>user s ha ve control over their profile information ; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>community-aware profiles are integrated with bibliographic descriptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>support for community generated knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Delivering communication between instances: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>P2P mode for searching and users authentication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hierarchical mode for browsing </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. JeromeDL – Social Semantic Digital Library <ul><li>JeromeDL fulfills requirements of: </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians </li></ul><ul><ul><li>precise annotations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>rich metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Researchers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>easy publishing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>searching related topics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Average users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>efficient search and browsing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>online collaboration </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. JeromeDL - Architecture
    12. 12. Ontologies in JeromeDL
    13. 13. Using JeromeDL <ul><li>Uploading a resource </li></ul><ul><ul><li>provide title, abstract, author etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>provide structure of the resource (e.g., chapters) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>choose domains of the subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>choose keywords for the resource </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>set additional properties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>upload digital parts of the resource </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Using JeromeDL
    15. 15. Using JeromeDL <ul><li>An administrator either approves or rejects a published resource </li></ul>
    16. 16. Sharing bookmarks
    17. 17. JeromeDL for a regular user <ul><li>Browsing resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>by type, author, keyword, domain </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Downloading the resource and its bibliographic description in various formats </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribing to RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Searching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>simple, advanced, distributed, semantic </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. JeromeDL for a regular user
    19. 19. Summary <ul><li>An easy solution for putting resources online </li></ul><ul><li>A community around your repository </li></ul><ul><li>Support for many languages </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with Bibster and OpenSearch protocols </li></ul>Visit