Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on (2003)
Houston, Texas USA
May 27, 2003 to May 31, 2003
Pável P. Calado , Federal University of Minas Gerais
Marcos A. Gonçalves , Virginia Tech
Edward A. Fox , Virginia Tech
Berthier Ribeiro-Neto , Federal University of Minas Gerais
Alberto H. F. Laender , Federal University of Minas Gerais
Altigran S. da Silva , Federal University of Amazonas
Davi C. Reis , Federal University of Minas Gerais
Pablo A. Roberto , Federal University of Minas Gerais
Monique V. Vieira , Federal University of Minas Gerais
Juliano P. Lage , Federal University of Minas Gerais
The Web contains a huge volume of unstructured data, which is difficult to manage. In digital libraries, on the other hand, information is explicitly organized, described, and managed. Community-oriented services are built to attend specific information needs and tasks. In this paper, we describe an environment, Web-DL, that allows the construction of digital libraries from the Web. The Web-DL environment will allow us to collect data from the Web, standardize it, and publish it through a digital library system. It provides support to services and organizational structure normally available in digital libraries, but benefiting from the breadth of the Web contents. We experimented with applying the Web-DL environment to the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), thus demonstrating that the rapid construction of DLs from the Web is possible. Also, Web-DL provides an alternative as a largescale solution for interoperability between independent digital libraries.
P. A. Roberto et al., "The Web-DL Environment for Building Digital Libraries from the Web," Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on(JCDL), Houston, Texas USA, 2003, pp. 346.