Daffodil: An Integrated Desktop for Supporting High-Level Search Activities in Federated Digital Libraries

  • Norbert Fuhr
  • Claus-Peter Klas
  • André Schaefer
  • Peter Mutschke
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2458)


Daffodil is a digital library system targeting at strategic support during the information search process. For the user, mainly high-level search functions, so-called stratagems, implement this strategic support, which provide functionality beyond today’s digital libraries. Through the tight integration of stratagems and with the federation of heterogeneous digital libraries, Daffodil reaches a high synergy effect for information and services. These effects provide high-quality metadata for the searcher through an intuitively controllable user interface. The visualisation of stratagems is based on a strictly object-oriented tool-based model. This paper presents the graphical user interface with a particular view on the integration of stratagems to enable strategic support.


Digital Library Interaction Style Query Formulation Heuristic Evaluation Tight Integration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norbert Fuhr
    • 1
  • Claus-Peter Klas
    • 1
  • André Schaefer
    • 2
  • Peter Mutschke
    • 2
  1. 1.University of DortmundDortmund
  2. 2.Social Science Information CentreBonn

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