Dynamic Use of Digital Library Material — Supporting Users with Typed Links in Open Hypermedia

  • Klaus Marius Hansen
  • Christian Yndigegn
  • Kaj Grønbæk
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1696)


This paper introduces a novel approach to supporting digital library users in organising and annotating material. We have extended the concept of open hypermedia by introducing typed links, which support: addition of (user-defined) semantics to hypertexts, user navigation, and machine supported analysis and synthesis of hypermedia structures. The Webvise open hypermedia system is integrated with the World Wide Web, and has been augmented with a type system. We illustrate the potential use in the context of digital libraries with a scenario of teachers jointly preparing a course based on digital library material.


Type System Digital Library Link Type Physical Direction Digital Library System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Marius Hansen
    • 1
  • Christian Yndigegn
    • 1
  • Kaj Grønbæk
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of AarhusAarhus NDenmark

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