James Powell

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Here are various works by James Powell, a programmer in the Library Automation Department who also led the technical development for the Scholarly Communications Project.


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  • Online Course Materials: Electronic Reserve
    Powell, James (Virginia Tech, 1996-09-11)
    Course Materials Online: Connecting the classroom with the library
  • Web Caching
    Powell, James (Virginia Tech, 1997-05-15)
    Web Caching: Questions and Answers
  • Digital Libraries and Software Agents
    Powell, James (Virginia Tech, 1997)
    Digital libraries will need digital, or software, agents to perform many important tasks such as communication with the user, acquisition of new information and maintenance of the links to that information (assuming that it is external to the structure of the digital library). Fortunately software agents are a diverse breed and there are many different types of agents which can be used to perform those tasks.
  • Survey of Four META-DATA Candidates
    Powell, James (Virginia Tech, 1996-04-09)
    You would have a difficult time finding a resource in a digital library without consulting some type of database that contains descriptions of each resource. The information used to describe a book, journal, article or other resource in such a database is called meta-data. There are many formats for encoding meta-data. This document presents one set of bibliographic data describing a single resource in four formats used in various projects related to digital libraries.
  • Architecture Image Project
    Powell, James (Virginia Tech, 1996-06-10)
    In the Spring of 1996, a group of Library faculty met with photographic services (the imaging group: Annette Burr, Gail McMillan, Gary Worley) to develop a plan to support the digitization, archiving, identification and long-term storage of slide collections. This group decided that they would launch a pilot project during the summer. Photographic Services would scan 200 slides place them on a server in Scholarly Communications. SCP staff would design and implement a prototype workflow, storage, retrieval and annotation mechanism using a metadata scheme developed by this group. This document describes a preliminary proposal for implementing the requested prototype. The system must be fully in place by late summer 1996 so that teaching faculty can use it to develop course materials for the fall.