International Journal on Digital Libraries

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 266–274 | Cite as

Digital library information-technology infrastructures

  • Yannis IoannidisEmail author
  • David Maier
  • Serge Abiteboul
  • Peter Buneman
  • Susan Davidson
  • Edward Fox
  • Alon Halevy
  • Craig Knoblock
  • Fausto Rabitti
  • Hans Schek
  • Gerhard Weikum
Regular contribution


This paper charts a research agenda on systems-oriented issues in digital libraries. It focuses on the most central and generic system issues, including system architecture, user-level functionality, and the overall operational environment. With respect to user-level functionality, in particular, it abstracts the overall information lifecycle in digital libraries to five major stages and identifies key research problems that require solution in each stage. Finally, it recommends an explicit set of activities that would help achieve the research goals outlined and identifies several dimensions along which progress of the digital library field can be evaluated.


Digital libraries System infrastructure System architecture Digital library information management Digital library research agenda  


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yannis Ioannidis
    • 1
    Email author
  • David Maier
    • 2
  • Serge Abiteboul
    • 3
  • Peter Buneman
    • 4
  • Susan Davidson
    • 5
  • Edward Fox
    • 6
  • Alon Halevy
    • 7
  • Craig Knoblock
    • 8
  • Fausto Rabitti
    • 9
  • Hans Schek
    • 10
  • Gerhard Weikum
    • 11
  1. 1.Dept. of Informatics and TelecommunicationsUniversity of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.OGI School of Science & Eng., Dept. of Computer Science and EngineeringOregon Health & Science UniversityBeavertonUSA
  3. 3.INRIA-Futurs and LRIParc Club Orsay-UniversityOrsay CedexFrance
  4. 4.School of InformaticsUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK
  5. 5.Dept. of Computer and Information ScienceUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  6. 6.Dept. of Computer ScienceVirginia Polytechnic Inst. & State UniversityBlacksburgUSA
  7. 7.Dept. of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  8. 8.Information Sciences InstituteUniversity of Southern CaliforniaMarina del ReyUSA
  9. 9.ISTI – CNRNetworked Multimedia Information SystemsPisaItaly
  10. 10.Computer Science Dept.ETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  11. 11.Max-Planck Institute of Computer ScienceSaarbrueckenGermany

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