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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.