Digital Archives: Extending the 5S Model through NESTOR
Archives are an extremely valuable part of our cultural heritage. Although their importance, the models and technologies that have been developed over the past two decades in the Digital Library (DL) field have not been specifically tailored on archives and this is especially true when it comes to formal and foundational frameworks, as the Streams, Structures, Spaces, Scenarios, Societies (5S) model is. Therefore, we propose an innovative formal model, called NEsted SeTs for Object hieRarchies(NESTOR), for archives, using it to extend the 5S model in order to take into account the specific features of the archives and to tailor the notion of digital library accordingly.
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