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An architecture of a user-centred digital library for the academic community

Meyyappan, N. and Chowdhury, G. and Foo, S. (2001) An architecture of a user-centred digital library for the academic community. In: Global digital library development in the new millennium - 12th International Conference on New Information Technology, 2001-05-28 - 2001-05-30.

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Abstract

An architecture of a user-centred digital library, designed to lead users of an academic community to the required information resources based on their tasks, is proposed. Information resources include full-text articles, databases, theses and dissertations, e-journals, e-books, multimedia databases, and so on. Other information resources such as university course calendars, university statutes, course registration, thesis and dissertation guidelines, style guides, and so on, are also needed by users. A prototype has been designed and developed using the School of Computer Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as an example of such an environment to provide access to these information resources which are spread across different servers and in different home pages This prototype provides links to various information resources according to users' needs, as well as a personal work space to record/store his/her publications, frequently used or favorite hyperlinks and references or notes. Various stages of the prototype design and development are described and future works on this line are highlighted.