title: Introduction to Digital Libraries
authors: Kurt Maly (maly@cs.odu.edu) and Michael Nelson (m.l.nelson@larc.nasa.gov)
date: Spring 1999
report: ODU CS 495/595
abstract: Digital Libraries (DLs) are increasingly popular research area that encompass more than traditional information retrieval or database methods and techniques. We will cover a brief history of DL development, with emphasis on World Wide Web implementations. Case studies will be performed on various DLs. The class will focus heavily on project work, especially writing and/or coding. At the end of the course, students will be prepared to develop, evaluate, or apply digital library technologies in their work environment.

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Week 1 (1/14/99): What is a DL?:

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Week 2 (1/21/99): Populating DLs:

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Week 3 (1/28/99): Under the Hood of DLs -- Information Retrieval:

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Week 4 (2/4/99): DL History and the Kahn-Wilensky Framework:

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Week 5 (2/11/99): DL Case Studies I:

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Week 6 (2/18/99): DL Case Studies II:

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Week 7 (2/25/99): Buckets and SODA:

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Week 8 (3/4/99): Metasearching:

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Week 9 (3/11/99): Spring Break -- No Class:

Week 10 (3/18/99): Non-textual DLs:

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Week 11 (3/25/99): Intellectual Property:

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Week 12 (4/1/99): CORBA and DLs:

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Week 13 (4/8/99): Guest Lectures: Juliet Pao (NASA LaRC) and Mohamed Kholief (ODU):

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Week 14 (4/12/99): Collaboration and DLs:

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Week 15 (4/19/99): (reserved):