This is the companion webpage for the book, Theoretical Foundations for Digital Libraries: The 5S (Societies, Scenarios, Spaces, Structures, Streams) Approach by Edward A. Fox (Virginia Tech), Marcos André Gonçalves (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil) and Rao Shen (Yahoo!). Please follow the sidebar links to access PowerPoint decks and other accompanying materials.

Download the book here: http://dx.doi.org/10.2200/S00434ED1V01Y201207ICR022


In 1991, a group of researchers chose the term digital libraries to describe an emerging field of research, development, and practice. Since then, Virginia Tech has had funded research in this area, largely through its Digital Library Research Laboratory. This book is the first in a four book series that reports our key findings and current research investigations. Underlying this book series are six completed dissertations (Gonçalves, Kozievitch, Leidig, Murthy, Shen, Torres), eight dissertations underway, and many masters theses. These reflect our experience with a long string of prototype or production systems developed in the lab, such as CITIDEL, CODER, CTRnet, Ensemble, ETANA, ETD-db, MARIAN, and Open Digital Libraries. There are hundreds of related publications, presentations, tutorials, and reports. We have built upon that work so this book, and the others in the series, will address digital library related needs in many computer science, information science, and library science (e.g., LIS) courses, as well as the requirements of researchers, developers, and practitioners....

Read the full abstract here: http://dx.doi.org/10.2200/S00434ED1V01Y201207ICR022.

Table of Contents: Introduction / Exploration / Mathematical Preliminaries / Minimal Digital Library / Archaeological Digital Libraries / 5S Results: Lemmas, Proofs, and 5SSuite / Glossary / Bibliography / Authors' Biographies / Index 

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Digital Library Technologies: Complex Objects, Annotation, Ontologies, Classification, Extraction, and Security
by Edward A. Fox and Ricardo da Silva Torres -- Published March 2014. Download full-text here: http://dx.doi.org/10.2200/S00566ED1V01Y201401ICR033

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Digital Libraries Applications: CBIR, Education, Social Networks, eScience/Simulation, and GIS
Edward A. Fox and Jonathan Leidig -- Published March 2014. Download full-text here: http://dx.doi.org/10.2200/S00565ED1V01Y201401ICR032

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Key Issues in Digital Libraries: Integration and Evaluation
-- Published February 2013. Download full-text here: http://dx.doi.org/10.2200/S00474ED1V01Y201301ICR026

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