Category Archives: Applications

Developing Mobile Access to Digital Collections

Mitchell, C. & Suchy, D. (2012). Developing Mobile Access to Digital Collections. DLib. January/February, 2012. http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january12/mitchell/01mitchell.html Case studies/interviews with representatives from Duke University Libraries, Montana State University Libraries, North Carolina State University Libraries, Smithsonian Institution. Appropriate approach for development Identify … Continue reading

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ThManager: an open source tool for creating and visualizing SKOS

Citation: ThManager: an open source tool for creating and visualizing SKOS. Javier Lacasta, Francisco Javier Lopez-Pellicer, Pedro Rafael Muro- Medrano, Javier Nogueras-Iso, and Francisco Javier Zarazaga-Soria. Information Technology and Libraries. 26.3 (Sept. 2007). Also: http://thmanager.sourceforge.net/index.html ThManager is an Open Source Tool … Continue reading

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TemaTres: open-source controlled vocab manager

I think TemaTres looks like a good candidate to manage a controlled vocabulary. It’s open source, web-based, and runs on PHP/MySQL. I spent some time using it and it looks like a nice, lightweight manager. It’s pretty good out of … Continue reading

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Enhancing Digital Libraries with Social Navigation: The Case of Ensemble

Brusilovsky, P., Cassel, L., Delcambre, L., Fox, E., Furuta, R., Garcia, D., Shipman, F., et al. (2010). Enhancing Digital Libraries with Social Navigation: The Case of Ensemble. In M. Lalmas, J. Jose, A. Rauber, F. Sebastiani, & I. Frommholz (Eds.), … Continue reading

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Discovery Interfaces

Today we will discuss several next-generation library interfaces that support exploration and discovery.  Here are some examples: Stanford Digital Library ACM Digital Library Open History New York Times Here are some supporting projects we should investigate: Project Blacklight ActiveFedora Hydra … Continue reading

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Selected results of a comparative study of four ontology visualization methods for information retrieval tasks

Citation Katifori. A., Torou. E., Vassilakis. C., Lepouras, G., Halatsis, C.. Selected results of a comparative study of four ontology visualization methods for information retrieval tasks. Research Challenges in Information Science, 2008: 133 – 140 Summary This paper is a … Continue reading

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Development of A Thesaurus-enhanced Visual Interface for Multilingual Digital Libraries

Citation: Ali Shiri, Stan Ruecker, Ximena Rossello, Matthew Bouchard, Paras Mehta(2007), Development of A Thesaurus-enhanced Visual Interface for Multilingual Digital Libraries. pp.1-8.Available at http://www.ualberta.ca/~sruecker/links/07_Shiri_Thesaurus.pdf What the paper describes is a little similar with the previous one (Ali Shiri, Stan Ruecker, … Continue reading

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Compound descriptors in context: a matching function for classifications and thesauri

Citation Tudhope, D., Binding, C., Blocks, D., & Cunliffe, D. (2002). Compound descriptors in context. Proceedings of the second ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries – JCDL ’02 (p. 84). New York, New York, USA: ACM Press. doi: 10.1145/544220.544235. Summary … Continue reading

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Grammar-Based Recognition of Documentary Forms and Extraction of Metadata

Underwood, William. (2010). Grammar-Based Recognition of Documentary Forms and Extraction of Metadata. The International Journal of Digital Curation, Issue 1, Volume 5, 148-159.

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Qualitative Evaluation of Thesaurus-Based Retrieval

Citation: Blocks, D., Binding, C., Cunliffe, D., & Tudhope, D. (2002). Qualitative Evaluation of Thesaurus-Based Retrieval. In Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Vol. 2458, pp. 75-107). Springer Berlin / Heidelberg. Goals of Research: … Continue reading

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