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Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on (2003)
Houston, Texas USA
May 27, 2003 to May 31, 2003
ISBN: 0-7695-1939-3
pp: 261
Greg Jan? , University of Calififornia at Santa Barbara
James Frew , University of Calififornia at Santa Barbara
David Valentine , University of Calififornia at Santa Barbara
To support non-trivial clients, such as data exploration and analysis environments, digital libraries must be able to describe the access modes that their contents support. We present a simple scheme that distinguishes four content accessibility classes: download (byte-stream retrieval), service (API), web interface (interactive), and offline. These access modes may recursively nest in alternative (semantically equivalent) or multipart (component) hierarchies. This scheme is simple enough to be easily supported by DL content providers, yet rich enough to allow programmatic clients to automatically identify appropriate access point(s).

J. Frew, D. Valentine and G. Jan?, "Content Access Characterization in Digital Libraries," Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on(JCDL), Houston, Texas USA, 2003, pp. 261.
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