Systems to manage information (digital libraries/repositories, learning management systems, etc.) provide key technologies for the storage, preservation and dissemination of knowledge in its various guises e.g., research documents, theses and dissertations, cultural heritage documents. Each of these is currently the subject of communities working furiously to increase the amount of data and information available to ever-larger numbers of students and scholars. But, as the sheer quantity of information and its use increases, the standard tools for managing such information do not cope well and there is a need for new techniques to continue to provide useful and innovative services to users. Building on prior work and the current state-of-the-art in high performance computing, this study thus proposes to look into how information management systems can be made scalable by transparently consuming grid-like resources, efficiently and on-demand, especially to suit the resource-constrained environments of developing countries.
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Ndapandula Nakashole, and H. Suleman (2008) "A Scavenger Grid for Intranet Indexing", at 11th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL 2008), Bali, Indonesia, 2-5 December 2008.