Patron-augmented digital libraries

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Patron-augmented digital libraries
Digital library research is mostly focused on the generation of large collections of multimedia resources and state-ofthe-art tools for their indexing and retrieval. However, digital libraries should provide more than advanced collection maintenance and retrieval services since the ultimate goal of any (academic) library is to serve the scholarly needs of its users. This paper begins by presenting a case for digital scholarship in which patrons perform all scholarly work electronically. A proposal is then made for patron-augmented digital libraries (PADLs), a class of digital libraries that supports the digital scholarship of its patrons. Finally, a prototype PADL (called Synchrony) providing access to video segments and associated textual transcripts is described. Synchrony allows patrons to search the library for artifacts, create annotations/original compositions, integrate these artifacts to form synchronized mixed text and video presentations and, after suitable review, publish t...
Dion Hoe-Lian Goh, John J. Leggett
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Type Conference
Year 2000
Where DL
Authors Dion Hoe-Lian Goh, John J. Leggett
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