An architecture for a distributed digital library from the desktop up: the fascinator

Poster


Sefton, Peter and Dickinson, Duncan. 2010. "An architecture for a distributed digital library from the desktop up: the fascinator." Hunter, Jane (ed.) JCDL 2010: Digital Libraries - 10 years past, 10 years forward, a 2020 Vision. Gold Coast, Australia 21 - 25 Jun 2010 New York, NY, USA . https://doi.org/10.1145/1816123.1816194
Paper/Presentation Title

An architecture for a distributed digital library from the desktop up: the fascinator

Presentation TypePoster
AuthorsSefton, Peter (Author) and Dickinson, Duncan (Author)
EditorsHunter, Jane
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 10th Annual Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2010)
Number of Pages1
Year2010
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
ISBN9781450300858
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1145/1816123.1816194
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1816123.1816194&coll=DL&dl=ACM&CFID=46526475&CFTOKEN=75210869
Conference/EventJCDL 2010: Digital Libraries - 10 years past, 10 years forward, a 2020 Vision
Event Details
JCDL 2010: Digital Libraries - 10 years past, 10 years forward, a 2020 Vision
Event Date
21 to end of 25 Jun 2010
Event Location
Gold Coast, Australia
Abstract

This poster describes the architecture of a new kind of digital repository service that includes components that run on desktop computers, designed to close the gap between Institutional Repositories (IRs) and the day-to-day electronic work environment used by researchers, and to address the too-often heard cry from repository managers of “we built it but they didn't come”.
The team at the Australian Digital Futures Institute are working with researchers to provide software that can (a) index and expose the research data content on their hard disks (b) extract metadata from files (c) automatically process data according to highly configurable workflows including producing web-ready renditions of research objects including documents, domain specific data visualizations (such as chemical molecules) and converting video and images so that they may be easily previewed.

The architecture is inspired by the success of consumer software in two ways; the way entertainment programs organize content via faceted browse and search interfaces using embedded metadata, and the way photographic software allows content to be grouped into collections and pushed to online services, which are essentially repositories.

Keywordsrepositories; information systems; search; research
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020461206. Software architecture
460905. Information systems development methodologies and practice
359999. Other commerce, management, tourism and services not elsewhere classified
Public Notes

Copyright is held by the author/owner(s).

Byline AffiliationsAustralian Digital Futures Institute
Permalink -

https://research.usq.edu.au/item/9zz25/an-architecture-for-a-distributed-digital-library-from-the-desktop-up-the-fascinator

Download files


Published Version
Sefton_Dickinson_JCDL2010_PV.pdf
File access level: Anyone


Accepted Version
Sefton_Dickinson_JCDL2010_Poster_AV.pdf
License: CC BY-NC
File access level: Anyone


Other Documentation
Documentation.pdf
File access level: Anyone

  • 1895
    total views
  • 437
    total downloads
  • 0
    views this month
  • 1
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

Bootstrapping digital humanities support services for small teams
Sefton, Peter. 2008. "Bootstrapping digital humanities support services for small teams." Unpublished.
Suggestions for Asian/Australasian regional cooperation based on a critical evaluation of collaboration and standardisation across Australian institutional repositories
Sefton, Peter and Watson, Kate. 2009. "Suggestions for Asian/Australasian regional cooperation based on a critical evaluation of collaboration and standardisation across Australian institutional repositories." DRF 2009: Open Access Repositories Now and In the Future: From the Global and Asia-Pacific Points of View. Tokyo, Japan 03 - 04 Dec 2009 Tokyo, Japan.
Embedding metadata and other semantics in word processing documents
Sefton, Peter, Barnes, Ian, Ward, Ron and Downing, Jim. 2009. "Embedding metadata and other semantics in word processing documents." DDC 2008: Radical Sharing: Transforming Science? . Edinburgh, Scotland 01 - 03 Dec 2008 Edinburgh, Scotland.
Creating an eResearch desktop for the Humanities
Dickinson, Duncan and Sefton, Peter. 2009. "Creating an eResearch desktop for the Humanities." eResearch Australasia 2009. Sydney, Australia
An integrated approach to preparing, publishing, presenting and preserving theses
Sefton, Peter. 2007. "An integrated approach to preparing, publishing, presenting and preserving theses." 10th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Uppsala, Sweden 13 - 16 Jun 2007
Repositories post 2010: embracing heterogeneity in AWE, the Academic Working Environment
Sefton, Peter and Dickinson, Duncan. 2010. "Repositories post 2010: embracing heterogeneity in AWE, the Academic Working Environment." 5th International Conference on Open Repositories. Madrid, Spain 06 - 09 Jul 2010
ICE-theorem - end to end semantically aware eResearch infrastructure for theses
Sefton, Peter, Downing, Jim and Day, Nick. 2010. "ICE-theorem - end to end semantically aware eResearch infrastructure for theses." Journal of Digital Information. 11 (1), pp. 1-19.
Towards scholarly HTML
Sefton, Peter. 2009. "Towards scholarly HTML." Serials Review. 35 (3), pp. 154-158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.serrev.2009.05.001
Re-discovering repository architecture: adding discovery as a key service
Sefton, Peter. 2008. "Re-discovering repository architecture: adding discovery as a key service ." New Review of Information Networking. 14 (2), pp. 84-101. https://doi.org/10.1080/13614570903359407
The Fascinator: a lightweight, modular contribution to the Fedora-commons world
Sefton, Peter and Lucido, Oliver. 2009. "The Fascinator: a lightweight, modular contribution to the Fedora-commons world." Open Repositories 2009. Atlanta, United States 18 - 21 May 2009
The Fascinator, flexible repository services
Sefton, Peter. 2009. "The Fascinator, flexible repository services." Open Repositories 2009. Atlanta, United States 18 - 21 May 2009
ICE-theorem - end to end semantically aware eResearch infrastructure for theses
Sefton, Peter, Downing, Jim and Day, Nick. 2009. "ICE-theorem - end to end semantically aware eResearch infrastructure for theses." Open Repositories 2009. Atlanta, United States 18 - 21 May 2009
eResearch for Word users?
Sefton, Peter. 2008. "eResearch for Word users?" Wyborn, Lesley and McMillan, Patricia (ed.) eResearch Australasia 2008. Melbourne, Australia 28 Sep - 03 Oct 2008 Brisbane, Australia.
The integrated content environment
Sefton, Peter. 2006. "The integrated content environment." Treloar, Andrew and Ellis, Allan (ed.) 12th Australasian World Wide Web Conference: Making a Difference with Web Technologies (AusWeb06). Noosa, Australia 01 - 05 Jul 2006 Noosa, Australia.