DEBORA: Developing an Interface to Support Collaboration in a Digital Library

  • David M. Nichols
  • Duncan Pemberton
  • Salah Dalhoumi
  • Omar Larouk
  • Claire Belisle
  • Michael B. Twidale
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1923)


Interfaces to library systems have largely failed to represent the in-herently collaborative nature of information work. This paper describes how collaborative functionality is being implemented as part of the DEBORA project to provide access to digitised Renaissance documents. Work practices of users of Renaissance documents are described and the collaborative features of the client software are outlined. Functionalities discussed include annotation, the creation of virtual books and the inclusion of user-supplied metadata.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David M. Nichols
    • 1
  • Duncan Pemberton
    • 2
  • Salah Dalhoumi
    • 3
  • Omar Larouk
    • 3
  • Claire Belisle
    • 4
  • Michael B. Twidale
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Computing DepartmentLancaster UniversityUK
  3. 3.école Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de L’Information et des BibliothèquesVilleurbanne CedexFrance
  4. 4.Unité Mixte de RechercheLIREFrance
  5. 5.Graduate School of Library and Information ScienceUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUSA

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