An Architecture for Multischeming in Digital Libraries
Fox, Edward A.
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In this paper we discuss the problem of handling many classification schemes within the context of a single digital library concurrently, which we term multischeming. We discuss how to represent which category describes an object in the digital library in this system, as well as the workings of the browsing process which is performed by the user. We motivate this problem as related to digital library interoperability, and propose an architecture for representation of classification schemes in the digital library which solves the problem. We also discuss its implementation in the CITIDEL project.