Digital Libraries: An Overview and Formal Framework
Presenters: Edward Fox and Marcos Gonçalves
Edward Fox is a Professor at Virginia Tech, where he directs VT's
Digital Library Research Laboratory. He also directs the Networked
Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations and is chair of the IEEE
Technical Committee on Digital Libraries. He has been (co) PI on 90
research projects, has taught over 60 tutorials in more than 23
countries, has given roughly 50 invited/distinguished speaker
presentations, 100 refereed conference/workshop papers, and 280
additional papers/presentations. He has co-authored/edited 11 books,
73 journal/magazine articles, 35 book chapters, and many reports. Fox
is Co-Editor-in-Chief for ACM JERIC, and is on the boards of TOIS,
IJDL, IP&M, J. UCS, and Multimedia Tools and Applications.
Marcos André Gonçalves holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from
Virginia Tech. In his dissertation, he proposed one of the first
comprehensive formal frameworks for digital libraries (DLs): the 5S
framework of Streams, Structures, Spaces, Scenarios, and Societies.
He has published 5 book chapters, 10 journal/ magazine papers, and
more than 30 conference/workshop papers in the DL field. He received
5 awards including the Lewis Trustee Award from Laspau for promoting
collaborative research between the U.S. and Latin America (Brazil)
in the DL field and the ACM/IEEE 2004 Joint Conference on Digital
Library's Best Student Paper Award.
This tutorial will provide a thorough and deep overview and
introduction to the DL field, introducing and building upon a firm
theoretical foundation (starting with "5S": Streams, Structures,
Spaces, Scenarios, Societies), giving careful definitions and
explanations of all the key parts of a "minimal digital library",
and expanding from that basis to cover key DL issues, illustrated
with a well-chosen set of case studies.
Attendees will receive a first draft copy of a 400+ page book under
development by the co-presenters, with tentative title "Foundations
for Information Systems: Digital Libraries and the 5S Framework",
based in part on ideas explored in Dr. Gonçalves' dissertation.
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