Representing Contextualized Information in the NSDL

  • Carl Lagoze
  • Dean Krafft
  • Tim Cornwell
  • Dean Eckstrom
  • Susan Jesuroga
  • Chris Wilper
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4172)


The NSDL (National Science Digital Library) is funded by the National Science Foundation to advance science and math education. The initial product was a metadata-based digital library providing search and access to distributed resources. Our recent work recognizes the importance of context – relations, metadata, annotations – for the pedagogical value of a digital library. This new architecture uses Fedora, a tool for representing complex content, data, metadata, web-based services, and semantic relationships, as the basis of an information network overlay (INO). The INO provides an extensible knowledge base for an expanding suite of digital library services.


Digital Library Digital Object Resource Index Structure Metadata Metadata Format 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carl Lagoze
    • 1
  • Dean Krafft
    • 1
  • Tim Cornwell
    • 1
  • Dean Eckstrom
    • 1
  • Susan Jesuroga
    • 2
  • Chris Wilper
    • 1
  1. 1.Computing and Information ScienceCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2.UCAR-NSDLBoulderUSA

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