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dc.contributor.authorRavindranathan, Unnikrishnanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-06T16:01:25Z
dc.date.available2011-08-06T16:01:25Z
dc.date.issued2004-04-30en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04262004-153555en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/9890
dc.description.abstractInformation systems used in archaeological research have several needs that can be summarized as follows: interoperability among diverse, heterogeneous systems, making information available without significant delay, providing a sustainable approach to long-term preservation of data, and providing a suite of services to users of the system. In this thesis, we describe how digital library techniques can be employed to provide solutions to these problems and describe our experiences in creating a prototype for ETANA-DL. ETANA-DL is a model-based, componentized, extensible, archaeological Digital Library that manages complex information sources using the client-server paradigm of the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). We have designed and developed the prototype system with the following main goals: 1) to achieve information sharing between different heterogeneous archaeological systems, 2) to make primary archaeological data rapidly available to users, 3) to provide useful services to users of the DL, 4) to elicit requirements that users of the system will have beyond the services that it supports, and 5) to provide a sustainable solution to long-term preservation of valuable archaeological data. Consequently, we describe our approach to handling heterogeneous archaeological information from disparate sources; suggest an architecture for ETANA-DL, to be validated through prototyping; and show that given a pool of components that implement common DL services, a prototype DL can be rapidly created that supports several useful services over integrated data. Further, and most fundamentally, we note that understanding complex information systems is a difficult task. Finally, therefore, we describe our efforts to model complex archaeological information systems using the 5S framework, and show how we have used the resulting partial models to implement ETANA-DL with cross-collection searching and browsing capabilities.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectArchaeological information systemsen_US
dc.subjectDigital Librariesen_US
dc.subjectComponentized DLsen_US
dc.subjectDL architectureen_US
dc.titlePrototyping Digital Libraries Handling Heterogeneous Data Sources - An ETANA-DL Case Studyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Scienceen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairFox, Edward Alanen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEhrich, Roger W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFan, Weiguo Patricken_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04262004-153555en_US
dc.date.sdate2004-04-26en_US
dc.date.rdate2004-05-06
dc.date.adate2004-05-06en_US


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