JCDL 2009 WORKSHOP PRESENTATION
Workshop On Integrating Digital Library Content with Computational Tools and Services
A Full Day Workshop
19 June 2009
ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2009)
Austin, Texas, USA
J. Stephen Downie, Workshop Chair
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Over the past ten years, the development, deployment and use of “first generation” digital libraries (DL)
have matured into a stable use paradigm: the browsing, searching and then retrieving of digital materials.
With recent strides being made in the areas of data mining, high performance computing, semantic web,
linked-data, and web-services, etc. exciting new opportunities are arising to create “second generation
digital libraries” (SGDL) by extending the standard DL use paradigm to include the analysis of the
retrieved materials in a tightly integrated manner. It is the purpose of this workshop to bring together all
those that are interested in creating SGDL systems by making this analytic extension to the DL use
paradigm a reality.
As stated in the objectives, we intend to bring together rather disparate groups that collectively have an interest in SGDLs. Throughout the course of the workshop we will pay particular attention to the effective communication between the groups. In short, we are striving for a rigorous and accurate discussion of the issues that at the same time minimizes jargon and specialist shorthand.
After the background material has been covered the primary mode of communication for the workshop will be a series of Lecture/Demonstration/Discussion presentations. In the Lecture presenters will explicate the motivations and strengths of a particular approach. Demonstrations (where applicable) of the approach will be made to make the Lecture more concrete. Discussion will be encouraged after each Lecture/Demonstration.
In all likelihood, panelists and presenters will be one and the same (though not necessarily). However, the presenters will be asked to reconstituted themselves as members of the panel. The panelists will provide commentary in response to the various presentations. It is hoped that this phase of the workshop will lead to the identification of some common intellectual threads or points of debate.
The last period of the workshop (say between the last coffee-break and the close of the workshop) will be the open-floor discussion (open to participants and presenters alike) concerning how to move forward. We will propose, based upon the discussion, the formation of some kind of more formal organization for those interested.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. #######.
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