A Management Architecture for Measuring and Monitoring the Behavior of Digital Libraries

  • Sarantos Kapidakis
  • Sotirios Terzis
  • Jakka Sairamesh
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-49653-X_7

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1513)
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Kapidakis S., Terzis S., Sairamesh J. (1998) A Management Architecture for Measuring and Monitoring the Behavior of Digital Libraries. In: Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. ECDL 1998. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 1513. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


In this paper, we investigate issues of performance management in Digital Libraries. We defined a management architecture for measuring and monitoring the behavior of digital libraries as they operate, so that we can make performance conclusions using real life digital library load. Our architecture can be easily applied on any digital library system, introducing minimal overhead to digital library performance, and requiring minimal changes to the digital library code. We implemented this architecture over a testbed of Dienst servers using real data and workload. We defined the relevant parameters for investigating the performance of the servers and we made visualization tools to study the performance results. We also demonstrated how the performance results can be used by the digital library itself, to produce advanced unattended operations, like load balancing and dynamic timeout adaptation.


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© Springer-VerlagBerlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sarantos Kapidakis
    • 1
  • Sotirios Terzis
    • 2
  • Jakka Sairamesh
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceFORTHHeraklion, CreteGreece
  2. 2.DSG Computer Science Department Trinity CollegeUniversity of DublinDublin 2Ireland
  3. 3.IBM T. J. Watson Research CenterHawthorneUSA

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