Paepcke, Andreas and Baldonado, Michelle and Chang, Chen-Chuan K. and Cousins, Steve and Garcia-Molina, Hector (2000) Building the InfoBus: A Review of Technical Choices in the Stanford Digital Library Project. Technical Report. Stanford InfoLab.
We review selected technical challenges addressed in our digital library project. Our InfoBus, a CORBA-based distributed object infrastructure, unifies access to heterogeneous document collections and information processing services. We organize search access using a protocol (DLIOP) that is tailored for use with distributed objects. A metadata architecture supports novel user interfaces and query translation facilities. We briefly explain these components and then describe how technology choices such as distributed objects, commercial cataloguing schemes and Java, helped and hindered our progress. We also describe the evolution of our design tradeoffs.
|Item Type:||Techreport (Technical Report)|
|Additional Information:||Previous number = SIDL-WP-1998-0096|
|Subjects:||Computer Science > Digital Libraries|
|Related URLs:||Project Homepage||http://www-diglib.stanford.edu/diglib/pub/|
|Deposited By:||Import Account|
|Deposited On:||30 Oct 2001 16:00|
|Last Modified:||27 Dec 2008 15:22|
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