Projects In Brief
Digital Library Technologies Project
Building a good digital library involves much more than just researching and developing tools for searching for information. There may be many information sources, each with large amounts of content, in a digital library-- which ones should be searched? Once several information sources are searched, can we provide a user with tools to help interpret and manage the search results, as well as pay for digital library services? And once the user has found what they are looking for, how can a user efficiently share what they have learned with others? The research issues involved in digital libraries cover all of the above aspects, and sub-projects in our digital library effort have aimed to solve some of these problems. Click on the links below to learn more about these issues, and some of the projects within our effort that aim to address them.
Tools to search particular information sources, and return the results to users.
Tools to help a user interpret and organize search results.
These projects address some of the many issues surrounding
dealing with information in the real-world including
long-term organization of information, paying for information
in a distributed environment, detecting copyright infringement,
and rights management.
Tools to help users share information including document
annotation, user interfaces, and audio access for the