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Open Digital Libraries




Open Digital Libraries are web-based information systems that are composed of components communicating via high-level application protocols, designed as extensions of the Open Archives Initiative's Protocol for Metadata Harvesting. it is an attempt to design a framework for building DLs using simple stock components. it is also an attempt to reinsert software engineering into the field of Digital Libraries, while retaining the philsophies of simplicity and modularity that led to the successes of the Internet.

i completed my PhD dissertation in December 2002 and it is published as an Electronic Dissertation by Virginia Tech.


Team Members

hussein, Edward A. Fox


Suleman, H. (2004). Analysis and Evaluation of Service-Oriented Architectures for Digital Libraries, in M. Agosti, H. Jorg-Schek and C.Turker (eds): Pre-Proceedings of 6th DELOS Workshop on Digital Library Architecture: Peer-to-Peer, Grid and Service-Orientation, 24-25 June, S. Margherita di Pula, Italy, Edizioni Progetto Padova, pp. 163-174. ISBN: 88-87331-60-X. Available http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/archive/00000272/

Suleman, H. (2003). Metadata Editing by Schema, in T. Koch and I. T. Solvberg (eds): Proceedings of 7th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL2003), LNCS 2769, Trondheim, Norway, 17-21 August 2003. ISSN: 0302-9743. ISBN: 3-540-40726-X. Available http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/archive/00000012/

Suleman, H., D. P. Madalli and E. A. Fox (2003). Design and Implementation of Networked Digital Libraries: Best Practices, in DRTC Workshop on Digital Libraries: Theory and Practice, March 2003, Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, India. pp. 79-87. Available http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/archive/00000017/

Suleman, H., and E. A. Fox (2002). Designing Protocols in Support of Digital Library Componentization, in M. Agosti and C. Thanos (eds): Proceedings of 6th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL2002), LNCS 2458, Rome, Italy, 16-18 September 2002, pp. 568-582. Available http://www.husseinsspace.com/research/publications/ecdl_2002_paper_odl.pdf

Suleman, H., and E. A. Fox (2002). Towards Universal Accessibility of ETDs: Building the NDLTD Union Archive, in Proceedings of Fifth International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD2002), Provo, Utah, USA, 30 May-1 June 2002. Available http://www.husseinsspace.com/research/publications/etd_2002_paper_union.pdf

Fox, Edward A., Hussein Suleman and Ming Luo (2002). Building Digital Libraries Made Easy: Toward Open Digital Libraries, in E.-P. Lim, S. Foo, C. Khoo, H. Chen, E. Fox, S. Urs and T. Costantino (eds): Digital Libraries: People, Knowledge, and Technology: 5th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL2002), LNCS 2555, Singapore, December 11-14, pp. 14-24. Available http://www.husseinsspace.com/research/publications/icadl_2002_paper_odl.pdf

Suleman, H. (2001). Enforcing Interoperability with the Open Archives Initiative Repository Explorer, in Proceedings of the first ACM-IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Roanoke, Virginia, USA, June 2001, pp. 63-64. Available http://www.husseinsspace.com/research/publications/jcdl_2001_paper_repository_explorer.pdf

Suleman, H. (2005). Analysis and Evaluation of Service-Oriented Architectures for Digital Libraries, in Can Turker, Maristella Agosti, Hans-Jorg Schek (Eds.): Peer-to-Peer, Grid, and Service-Orientation in Digital Library Architectures, 6th Thematic Workshop of the EU Network of Excellence DELOS, Cagliari, Italy, June 24-25, 2004, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3664 Springer 2005, ISBN 3-540-28711-6, pp. 130-146. Available http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/archive/00000278/

Suleman, H., E. A. Fox, R. Kelapure, A. Krowne and M. Luo (2003). Building Digital Libraries from Simple Building Blocks, Online Information Review, Vol. 27, No. 5, pp. 301-310, Emerald Publishing. ISSN: 1468-4527. Available http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/archive/00000013/

Suleman, H., and E. A. Fox (2003). Leveraging OAI Harvesting to Build a Union Catalog, Library Hi-Tech, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 219-227, edited by Timothy W. Cole, Emerald Publishing. Available http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/archive/00000018/

Fox, E. A., H. Suleman, R. C. Gaur and D. P. Madalli (2005). Design Architecture: An Introduction and Overview, chapter in Y. Theng and S. Foo (eds): Design and Usability of Digital Libraries: Case Studies in the Asia Pacific, Information Science Publishing. ISBN: 159140442-8. Available http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/archive/00000308/

Suleman, H. (2002). Open Digital Libraries, Ph.D. dissertation, Virginia Tech. Available http://www.husseinsspace.com/research/publications/odl.pdf and http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-11222002-155624/

Suleman, H., and E. A. Fox (2001). A Framework for Building Open Digital Libraries, D-Lib Magazine, Vol 7., No. 12, December 2001. Available http://www.dlib.org/dlib/december01/suleman/12suleman.html

Fox, E. A., R. K. France, M. A. Gonçalves and H. Suleman (2001). Building Interoperable Digital Library Services: MARIAN, Open Archives and NDLTD, in Proceedings of the 24th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, September 2001, p. 451.

Suleman, H. (2001). Using the Repository Explorer to Achieve OAI Protocol Compliance, in Proceedings of the First ACM-IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Roanoke, Virginia, USA, June 2001, p. 459.

Suleman, H., Linda Eyambe, M. Luo and E. A. Fox (2003). New Directions in Digital Library Componentisation, at 7th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL2003), Trondheim, Norway, 17-21 August 2003.

Suleman, Hussein, and Edward A. Fox (2002). Beyond Harvesting: Digital Library Components as OAI Extensions, Technical Report TR-02-25, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech. Available http://www.husseinsspace.com/research/publications/cstr_2002_odl_1.pdf and http://eprints.cs.vt.edu:8000/archive/00000625/

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