Digital Libraries in Computer Science: The MeDoc Approach

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Andreas Barth, Michael Breu, Albert Endres, Arnoud de Kemp, G. Goos, J. Hartmanis, Jan Van Leeuwen
Springer Science & Business Media, May 13, 1998 - Business & Economics - 238 pages
This book coherently documents the results and experiences of a major digital library pilot effort, the MeDoc project (Multimedia Electronic Documents). This two-year project was initiated by the German Informatics Society (GI) and involved authors, publishers, librarians, and computer science departments. The prototype distributed digital library system developed during the initiative was operated in a nationwide trial for several months. The book presents the technical and operational results achieved during the project as well as input from foreign digital library activities. Besides professionals active in the area of digital library research and design, this book addresses librarians and others engaged in scientific publishing.
 

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Contents

Its Goals and Major Achievements
1
The MeDoc System A Digital Publication and Reference Service for Computer Science
13
Design and Implementation of the MeDoc Fulltext System
21
Conception of the User Agent The User Interface of the MeDocSystem
35
Access to Bibliographic Data Bases The Provider Agents in MeDoc
51
Provider Selection Design and Implementation of the Medoc Broker
67
Query Transformation for Heterogeneous Provider Systems in Medoc
79
The MeDoc Communication Protocol
89
Grey Literature and Multiple Collections in NCSTRL
145
Digital Publishing for Conference Proceedings on CDROM
171
Books and Journals in MeDoc Experiences on Bringing Publications Online
179
Experiences in Document Conversions During the MeDoc Project
187
Digital Books in MeDoc A First Analysis of Usage Patterns
193
Use of MeDoc Offerings in Technical Education
207
Augmenting the Internet with HigherLevel Information Management Protocols
213
Delivery of Copyright Material to End Users
227

Security Aspects
103
Cost Models and Accounting in MeDoc
115
Ariadne an Interactive Navigation and Search System for Computer Science Information on the WorldWide Web
127
Author Index
235
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