MetaDL: A digital library of metadata for sensitive or complex research data

Fillia Makedon, James Ford, Li Shen, Tilmann Steinberg, Andrew Saykin, Heather Wishart, Sarantos Kapidakis

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Abstract

Traditional digital library systems have certain limitations when dealing with complex or sensitive (e.g. proprietary) data. Collections of digital libraries have to be accessed individually and through non-uniform interfaces. By introducing a level of abstraction, a Meta-Digital Library or MetaDL, users gain a central access portal that allows for prioritized queries, evaluation and rating of the results, and secure negotiations to obtain primary data. This paper demonstrates the MetaDL architecture with an application in brain imaging research, BrassDL, the Brain Support Access System Digital Library. BrassDL is currently under development. This paper describes a theoretical framework behind it, addressing aspects from metadata extraction and system-supported negotiations to legal, ethical and sustainability issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResearch and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries - 6th European Conference, ECDL 2002, Proceedings
EditorsCostantino Thanos, Maristella Agosti
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages374-389
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)3540441786
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event6th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, ECDL 2002 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Sep 16 2002Sep 18 2002

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2458
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other6th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, ECDL 2002
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period9/16/029/18/02

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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