Project no. 507618
DELOS A Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries Instrument: Network of Excellence
Thematic Priority: IST-2002-184.108.40.206
Technology-enhanced Learning and Access to Cultural Heritage The DELOS Digital Library Reference Model Foundations for Digital Libraries Version 0.98 December 2007 Project co-funded by the European Commission within the Sixth Framework Programme (2002-2006) December 2007 2/215
This document is one of a series of texts written in the context of the DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries (www.delos.info).
© 2007 DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries All rights reserved.
We make connective software.
The Digital Library universe is a complex framework. The growth and evolution of this framework in terms of approaches, solutions and systems has led to the need for common foundations capable of setting the basis for better understanding, communicating and stimulating further evolution in this area.
No part of this document may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means (including photocopying, recording, or information storage and retrieval) without permission from the publisher. The DELOS Digital Library Reference Model Foundations for Digital Libraries L. Candela,1 D. Castelli,1 N. Ferro,2 Y. Ioannidis,3 G. Koutrika,3 C. Meghini,1 P. Pagano,1 S. Ross,4 D. Soergel5 M. Agosti,2 M. Dobreva,4 V. Katifori,3 H. Schuldt6 1 Institute of Information Science and Technologies (ISTI) Italian National Research Council (CNR) Pisa, Italy 2
Department of Information Engineering (DEI) University of Padova Padova, Italy 3 Department of Informatics and Telecommunications University of Athens Athens, Greece 4 Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) University of Glasgow Glasgow, United Kingdom 5 College of Information Studies University of Maryland College Park, Maryland 6 Database and Information Systems Group University of Basel Basel, Switzerland The DELOS Digital Library Reference Model - 0.98 December 2007 4/215