International Journal on Digital Libraries

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 205–218

A framework for scalable delivery of digitized spaces

  • David Gotz
  • Ketan Mayer-Patel
Regular contribution

DOI: 10.1007/s00799-004-0106-8

Cite this article as:
Gotz, D. & Mayer-Patel, K. Int J Digit Libr (2005) 5: 205. doi:10.1007/s00799-004-0106-8


We present a framework for scalable delivery of digitized environments. Today’s digital museums distribute images, text, sounds, and videos. Our work targets the distribution of a more advanced media type that allows users to independently and interactively explore digitized spaces. We describe a multidimensional and multiresolutional representation that maps directly to a set of communication channels. Clients receive data by subscribing to and unsubscribing from these channels. Client adaptation to current application and network conditions is performed by managing a working set of channels. This mechanism enables distribution of digitized environments to large groups of independent digital museum visitors.


Scalable distributionAdaptationVirtual environmentsDigital museum

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© Springer-Verlag 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Gotz
    • 1
  • Ketan Mayer-Patel
    • 1
  1. 1.CB #3175 Sitterson HallUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA