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Semantic Digital Libraries

Editors: Kruk, Sebastian Ryszard, McDaniel, Bill (Eds.)

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About this book

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.

Kruk and McDaniel present semantic web-related aspects of current digital library activities, and introduce their functionality; they show examples ranging from general architectural descriptions to detailed usages of specific ontologies, and thus stimulate the awareness of researchers, engineers, and potential users of those technologies. Their presentation is completed by chapters on existing prototype systems such as JeromeDL, BRICKS, and Greenstone, as well as a look into the possible future of semantic digital libraries.

This book is aimed at researchers and graduate students in areas like digital libraries, the semantic web, social networks, and information retrieval. This audience will benefit from detailed descriptions of both today’s possibilities and also the shortcomings of applying semantic web technologies to large digital repositories of often unstructured data.

About the authors

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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From the reviews:

"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)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    McDaniel, Bill (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Digital Libraries and Knowledge Organization

    Soergel, Dagobert

    Pages 9-39

  • Semantic Web and Ontologies

    Synak, Marcin (et al.)

    Pages 41-54

  • Social Semantic Information Spaces

    Breslin, John G.

    Pages 55-68

  • Goals of Semantic Digital Libraries

    Kruk, Sebastian Ryszard (et al.)

    Pages 71-76

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Semantic Digital Libraries
Editors
  • Sebastian Ryszard Kruk
  • Bill McDaniel
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-85434-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-85434-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-85433-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09912-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 245
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