A Deposit for Digital Collections

  • Norman Noronha
  • João P. Campos
  • Daniel Gomes
  • Mário J. Silva
  • José Borbinha
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2163)


We present the architecture and requirements for a novel system for managing the deposit of specific genres of digital publications in a deposit library. The system adopts a simple model for online publications and supports both harvesting and delivery models of deposit. This paper describes that system, and presents an evaluation after a trial period with the harvesting functions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman Noronha
    • 1
  • João P. Campos
    • 1
  • Daniel Gomes
    • 1
  • Mário J. Silva
    • 1
  • José Borbinha
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculdade de CiênciasUniversidade de LisboaPortugal
  2. 2.Biblioteca NacionalPortugal

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