NSDL MatDL: Adding Context to Bridge Materials e-Research and e-Education

  • Laura Bartolo
  • Cathy Lowe
  • Dean Krafft
  • Robert Tandy
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4675)

Abstract

The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Materials Digital Library Pathway (MatDL) has implemented an information infrastructure to disseminate government funded research results and to provide content as well as services to support the integration of research and education in materials. This poster describes how we are integrating a digital repository into open-source collaborative tools, such as wikis, to support users in materials research and education as well as interactions between the two areas. A search results plug-in for MediaWiki has been developed to display relevant search results from the MatDL repository in the Soft Matter Wiki established and developed by MatDL and its partners. Collaborative work with the NSDL Core Integration team at Cornell University is also in progress to enable information transfer in the opposite direction, from a wiki to a repository.

Keywords

Materials Science wiki plug-in 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Bartolo
    • 1
  • Cathy Lowe
    • 1
  • Dean Krafft
    • 2
  • Robert Tandy
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Arts and Sciences, Kent State University, 032 SRB, Kent OH, 44242-0001USA
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science, Cornell University, 308 Upson Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-7501USA
  3. 3.Department of Physics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511USA

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