Advanced Topics in Information Retrieval

Volume 33 of the series The Information Retrieval Series pp 1-26

Digital Libraries

  • Maristella AgostiAffiliated withDepartment of Information Engineering, University of Padua Email author 

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The Digital Libraries area is initially introduced with a report on initial approaches of designing library automation systems that can be considered “ancestors” of present days systems. After having presented the background to the area, the main concepts that underline present digital library systems are introduced together with a report on the efforts of defining the Digital Library Manifesto and the DELOS Digital Library Reference Model. Considerations on a possible way of improving present digital library systems to make them more user-centered are subsequently given. Finally, interoperability and evaluation issues are faced. The presentation ends with a concluding remark.