Recent Submissions

  • Results of a digital library curriculum field test 

    Oh, Sanghee; Yang, Seungwon; Pomerantz, Jeffrey P.; Wildemuth, Barbara M.; Fox, Edward A. (Springer, 2015-05-20)
    The DL Curriculum Development project was launched in 2006, responding to an urgent need for consensus on DL curriculum across the fields of computer science and information and library science. Over the course of several ...
  • Digital Library Education in Computer Science Programs 

    Pomerantz, Jeffrey P.; Oh, Sanghee; Wildemuth, Barbara M.; Yang, Seungwon; Fox, Edward A. (2007)
    In an effort to identify the "state of the art" in digital library education in computer science (CS) programs, we analyzed CS courses on digital libraries and digital library-related topics. Fifteen courses that mention ...
  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum Development for Digital Library Education 

    Yang, Seungwon; Fox, Edward A.; Wildemuth, Barbara M.; Pomerantz, Jeffrey P.; Oh, Sanghee (2006-11-01)
    The Virginia Tech (VT) Department of Computer Science (CS) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) School of Information and Library Science (LIS) are developing curricular materials for digital library ...
  • Two Approaches to Enhance the Education for ETDs: Developing Educational Modules and Migrating the ETD Guide into a Community Wiki 

    Yang, Seungwon; Levy, Jean; Miller, Kevin; Pomerantz, Jeffrey P.; Oh, Sanghee; Wildemuth, Barbara M.; Fox, Edward A. (2008-05-19)
    Two efforts have been made by the Digital Library (DL) Curriculum Development Project Group (http://curric.dlib.vt.edu) to help the ETD community. Our first activity is the preparation of multiple educational modules, which ...
  • Extending the 5S Digital Library Framework: From a Minimal DL Towards a DL Reference Model 

    Murthy, Uma; Gorton, Douglas; Torres, Ricardo da Silva; Goncalves, Marcos A.; Fox, Edward A.; Delcambre, Lois M. L. (2007-06-23)
    In this paper, we describe ongoing research in three DL projects that build upon a common foundation: the 5S DL framework. In each project, we extend the 5S framework to provide specifications for a particular type of DL ...
  • Ensemble PDP-8: Eight Principles for Distributed Portals 

    Fox, Edward A.; Chen, Yinlin; Akbar, Monika; Shaffer, Clifford A.; Edwards, Stephen H.; Brusilovsky, Peter; Garcia, Daniel D.; Delcambre, Lois M. L.; Decker, Felicia; Archer, David W.; Furuta, Richard; Shipman, Frank M., III; Carpenter, B. Stephen, II; Cassel, Lillian N. (2010)
    Ensemble, the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Pathways project for Computing, builds upon a diverse group of prior NSDL, DL-I, and other projects. Ensemble has shaped its activities according to principles related ...
  • Supporting Document Triage via Annotation-Based Multi-Application Visualizations 

    Bae, Soonil; Kim, DoHyoung; Meintanis, Konstantinos; Moore, Michael; Zacchi, Anna; Shipman, Frank M., III; Hsieh, Haowei; Marshall, Cathy (2010)
    For open-ended information tasks, users must sift through many potentially relevant documents, a practice we refer to as document triage. Normally, people perform triage using multiple applications in concert: a search ...
  • Social Media Use by Government: From the Routine to the Critical 

    Kavanaugh, Andrea L.; Fox, Edward A.; Sheetz, Steven D.; Yang, Seungwon; Li, Lin T.; Whalen, Travis; Shoemaker, Donald J.; Natsev, Paul; Xie, Lexing (2011-06-01)
    Social media (i.e., Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube) and other services with user-generated content have made a staggering amount of information (and misinformation) available. Government officials seek to leverage these ...
  • Improving Education and Understanding of NDLTD 

    Yang, Seungwon; Oh, Sanghee; Pomerantz, Jeffrey P.; Wildemuth, Barbara M.; Fox, Edward A. (2007-06-01)
    To understand ETDs, what NDLTD is, how it works, and the benefits of NDLTD, it is necessary to educate those involved, such as students who will create and submit their ETDs, as well as the library staff members who will ...
  • A Framework for Building Open Digital Libraries 

    Suleman, Hussein; Fox, Edward A. (Corporation for National Research Initiatives, 2001-12-01)
    Digital libraries (DLs) have traditionally been positioned at the intersection of library science, computer science, and networked information systems. The different underlying philosophies of these three fields has had ...
  • An XML Log Standard and Tool for Digital Library Logging Analysis 

    Goncalves, Marcos A.; Luo, Ming; Shen, Rao; Ali, Mir Farooq; Fox, Edward A. (2002-09-01)
    Log analysis can be a primary source of knowledge about how digital library patrons actually use DL systems and services and how systems behave while trying to support user information seeking activities. Log recording and ...
  • MARIAN: Flexible Interoperability for Federated Digital Libraries 

    Goncalves, Marcos A.; France, Robert K.; Fox, Edward A.; Hilf, Eberhard R.; Zimmermann, Kerstin; Severiens, Thomas (2001)
    Federated digital libraries are composed of distributed autonomous (heterogeneous) information services but provide users with a transparent, integrated view of collected information respecting different information sources' ...
  • The Core: Digital Library Education in Library and Information Science Programs 

    Pomerantz, Jeffrey P.; Oh, Sanghee; Yang, Seungwon; Fox, Edward A.; Wildemuth, Barbara M. (Corporation for National Research Initiatives, 2006-11-01)
    This paper identifies the "state of the art" in digital library education in Library and Information Science programs, by identifying the readings that are assigned in digital library courses and the topics of these readings. ...
  • The Open Archives Initiative: Realizing Simple and Effective Digital Library Interoperability 

    Suleman, Hussein; Fox, Edward A. (2001-03-01)
    The Open Archives Initiative (OAI) is dedicated to solving problems of digital library interoperability. Its focus has been on defining simple protocols, most recently for the exchange of metadata from archives. The OAI ...
  • Building Digital Libraries Made Easy: Toward Open Digital Libraries 

    Fox, Edward A.; Suleman, Hussein; Luo, Ming (2002)
    Digital libraries (DLs) promote a sharing culture among those who contribute and those who use resources. This same approach works when building Open Digital Libraries (ODLs). Leveraging the intellectual and practical ...
  • 5SL: A Language for Declarative Specification and Generation of Digital Libraries 

    Goncalves, Marcos A.; Fox, Edward A. (2002-07-01)
    Digital Libraries (DLs) are among the most complex kinds of information systems, due in part to their intrinsic multi-disciplinary nature. Nowadays DLs are built within monolithic, tightly integrated, and generally inflexible ...
  • In Brief: Digital Libraries Curriculum Development 

    Pomerantz, Jeffrey P.; Wildemuth, Barbara M.; Oh, Sanghee; Fox, Edward A.; Yang, Seungwon (Corporation for National Research Initiatives, 2006)
    Hundreds of millions of dollars have been invested in digital library (DL) research. Much of this research has investigated how DLs can aid education, but there has been no parallel investment in supporting teaching and ...