Semantic Digital Libraries / Edition 1

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Libraries have always been an inspiration for the standards and technologies developed by semantic web activities. However, except for the Dublin Core specification, semantic web and social networking technologies have not been widely adopted and further developed by major digital library initiatives and projects. Yet semantic technologies offer a new level of flexibility, interoperability, and relationships for digital repositories.
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"This book, edited by Kruk and McDaniel, provides a collection of 14 papers, along with an introduction and conclusion. It is organized in five parts that nicely flow from one to another, topic-wise. The editors introduce the topic with a brief history and the current state of digital libraries, before getting into the semantic digital libraries and their applications. … This book provides a good starting point for learning about semantic digital libraries." (Sithu D. Sudarsan, ACM Computing Reviews, May, 2009)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540854333
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 11/14/2008
  • Edition description: 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 245
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Sebastian Ryszard Kruk is a researcher and project manager at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland and a lecturer affiliated with Gdansk University of Technology, Poland (GUT) since 2002. Together with Prof. Henryk Krawczyk (GUT) he came up with an idea of applying semantic web technologies to digital libraries which was first implemented at GUT under the Elvis-DL project. He is works on the JeromeDL project, a reference implementation of the semantic digital library.

Bill McDaniel is currently the Project Executive, eLearning Cluster, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway. Bill has been active in information technology for 31 years. Prior to joining DERI he was with Adobe Systems as a Senior Scientist researching semantic technologies, emerging technologies and developing a technology strategy for the company. He also opened the first Internet café in North Texas and a digital recording studio.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Bill McDaniel McDaniel, Bill Sebastian Ryszard Kruk Kruk, Sebastian Ryszard 1

Pt. I Introduction to Digital Libraries and Semantic Web

Digital Libraries and Knowledge Organization Dagobert Soergel Soergel, Dagobert 9

Semantic Web and Ontologies Marcin Synak Synak, Marcin Maciej Dabrowski Dabrowski, Maciej Sebastian Ryszard Kruk Kruk, Sebastian Ryszard 41

Social Semantic Information Spaces John G. Breslin Breslin, John G. 55

Pt. II A Vision of Semantic Digital Libraries

Goals of Semantic Digital Libraries Sebastian Ryszard Kruk Kruk, Sebastian Ryszard Bill McDaniel McDaniel, Bill 71

Architecture of Semantic Digital Libraries Sebastian Ryszard Kruk Kruk, Sebastian Ryszard Adam Westerki Westerki, Adam Ewelina Kruk Kruk, Ewelina 77

Long-time Preservation Markus Reis Reis, Markus 87

Pt. III Ontologies for Semantic Digital Libraries

Bibliographic Ontology Maciej Dabrowski Dabrowski, Maciej Macin Synak Synak, Macin Sebastian Ryszard Kruk Kruk, Sebastian Ryszard 103

Community-aware Ontologies Slawomir Grzonkowski Grzonkowski, Slawomir Sebastian Ryszard Kruk Kruk, Sebastian Ryszard Adam Gzella Gzella, Adam Jakub Demczuk Demczuk, Jakub Bill McDaniel McDaniel, Bill 123

Pt. IV Prototypes of Semantic Digital Libraries

JeromeDL - The Social Semantic Digital Library Sebastian Ryszard Kruk Kruk, Sebastian Ryszard Mariusz Cygan Cygan, Mariusz Adam Gzella Gzella, Adam Tomasz Woroniecki Woroniecki, Tomasz Maciej Dabrowski Dabrowski, Maciej 139

The BRICKS Digital Library Infrastructure Bernhard Haslhofer Haslhofer, Bernhard Predrag Knezevic Knezevic, Predrag 151

Semantics in Greenstone Annika Hinze Hinze, Annika George Buchanan Buchanan, George David BainbridgeBainbridge, David Ian Witten Witten, Ian 163

Pt. V Building the Future - Semantic Digital Libraries in Use

Hyperbooks Gilles Falquet Falquet, Gilles Luka Nerima Nerima, Luka Jean-Claude Ziswiler Ziswiler, Jean-Claude 179

Semantic Digital Libraries for Archiving Bill McDaniel McDaniel, Bill 197

Evaluation of Semantic and Social Technologies for Digital Libraries Sebastian Ryszard Kruk Kruk, Sebastian Ryszard Ewelina Kruk Kruk, Ewelina Katarzyna Stankiewicz Stankiewicz, Katarzyna 203

Conclusions: The Future of Semantic Digital Libraries Sebastian Ryszard Kruk Kruk, Sebastian Ryszard Bill McDaniel McDaniel, Bill 215

References 223

Index 235

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