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Greenstone: A platform for distributed digital library applications. (English) Zbl 1010.68747
Constantopoulos, Panos (ed.) et al., Research and advanced technology for digital libraries. 5th European conference, ECDL 2001. Darmstadt, Germany, September 4-9, 2001. Proceedings. Berlin: Springer. Lect. Notes Comput. Sci. 2163, 137-148 (2001).
Summary: This paper examines the issues surrounding distributed Digital Library protocols. First, it reviews three prominent digital library protocols: Z39.50, SDLIP, and Dienst, plus Greenstone’s own protocol. Then, we summarise the implementation in the Greenstone Digital Libary of a number of different protocols for distributed digital libraries, and describe sample applications of the same: a digital library for children, a translator for Stanford’s Simple Digital Library Interoperability Protocol, a Z39.50 client, and a bibliographic search tool. The paper concludes with a comparison of all four protocols, and a brief discussion of the impact of distributed protocols on the Greenstone system.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 0977.68813].
MSC:
68U99 Computing methodologies and applications
68P20 Information storage and retrieval of data
68U35 Computing methodologies for information systems (hypertext navigation, interfaces, decision support, etc.)
Software:
Greenstone
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