Digital libraries (DLs) are increasingly common on the Web,
providing ordered, vetted digital collections to targeted user groups.
To date, much of DL research has focused on the acquisition and
representation of digital objects, optimizing and personalizing user
services, and interoperability efforts. Few DLs employ mirrors, much less
some of the more sophisticated, non-client-server architectures found
in WWW deployment, e.g. peer-to-peer systems and distributed storage
architectures. Although these new architectures have been succesfully
applied to a large number of Internet services, they have had little
impact on DL research. Are they technically suitable for DL use, or do
social and economic issues prevent their adoption?
This workshop will explore these issues as well as highlight some of the more novel DL architectures.