Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

5th European Conference, ECDL 2001 Darmstadt, Germany, September 4-9, 2001 Proceedings

  • Panos Constantopoulos
  • Ingeborg T. Sølvberg

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2163)

Table of contents

  1. Integration in User Communities

    1. Dragomir R. Radev, Sasha Blair-Goldensohn, Zhu Zhang, Revathi Sundara Raghavan
      Pages 225-238
    2. Narayanan Meyyappan, Suliman Al-Hawamdeh, Schubert Foo
      Pages 239-250
    3. Anita S. Coleman, Terence R. Smith, Olha A. Buchel, Richard E. Mayer
      Pages 251-262
    4. DaeEun Kim, Sea Woo Kim
      Pages 275-286
  2. Information Retrieval and Filtering

  3. Knowledge Management II

    1. James Cheney, Carl Lagoze, Peter Botticelli
      Pages 340-351
    2. Florian Matthes, Claudia Niederée, Ulrike Steffens
      Pages 352-365
    3. Aurélien Bénel, Elöd Egyed-Zsigmond, Yannick Prié, Sylvie Calabretto, Alain Mille, Andréa Iacovella et al.
      Pages 366-377
  4. Multimedia Digital Libraries

    1. Jen-Shin Hong, Bai-Hsuen Chen, Jieh Hsiang
      Pages 378-389
    2. Andreas Rauber, Markus Frühwirth
      Pages 402-414
  5. Multilinguality

  6. Panel 1

    1. Michael Freeston, Linda L. Hill
      Pages 458-458

About these proceedings


Digital libraries (DLs) are major advances in information technology that frequently fall short of expectations [7, 28]. Covi & Kling [7] argue that understanding the wider context of technology use is essential to understanding digital library use and its - plementation in different social worlds. Recent health informatics research also - gues that social and organisational factors can determine the success or failure of healthcare IT developments [8, 11, 12]. Heathfield [11] suggests that this is due to the complex, autonomous nature of the medical discipline and the specialized (clinician or software engineer) approach to system development. Negative reactions to these systems is often due to inappropriate system design and poor implementation. H- ever, there may be other less obvious social and political repercussions of information system design and deployment. Symon et al [26] have identified, within a hospital scenario, how social structures and work practices can be disrupted by technology implementation. Although these systems often deal with sensitive, personal infor- tion, other system design research has found that apparently innocuous data can be perceived as a threat to social and political stability [1,2,3]. To understand the impact of DLs within the medical profession, an in-depth evaluation is required of the int- duction and later development of these applications within their specific social and organisational settings. However, as Covi & Kling [7] have highlighted, there are few high-level theories that aid designers in understanding the implication of these issues for DL design and implementation.


DOM Digital Librairies Distributed Databases Document Digitization Document Processing Information Retrieval Information Services Knowledge Processing Metadata Multilingual Information User Interfaces Web-Based Information Systems algorithms

Editors and affiliations

  • Panos Constantopoulos
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ingeborg T. Sølvberg
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of CreteHeraklionGreece
  2. 2.Foundation for Research and Technology - HellasInstitute of Computer ScienceHeraklionGreece
  3. 3.Department of Computer and Information ScienceThe Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-42537-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-44796-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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