Information Systems Laboratory


Category: european

Project Title: SCHOLNET : A Digital Library Testbed to Support Networked Scholarly Communities

Funding Organization: EU - IST

Coordinator: ERCIM (Eropean Research Consortium for Informatics & Mathematics), Costantino Thanos & Donatella Castelli

Partners: ERCIM, CNR-IEI Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Masaryk University Brbo - FIMU Faculty of Informatics, FORTH Foundation for Research & Technology, GMD -Forchungszentrum Informationstechnik GMBH, INRIA Institut National de Recherche en Infirmatique et en Automatisme, SICS Swedish Institute of Computer Science, LORASI.FR

Duration: 01/11/2000 - 01/05/2003

Expiration Date: 1/5/2003

Total Budget: 1898640

FORTH ICS budget: 296395

Project Objective: SCHOLNET aims at developing an enhanced digital library testbed to support net- worked scholarly communities. In addition to traditional services, support will be provided for non-textual data, hypermedia annotation, cross-language retrieval, and personalized information dissemination. The testbed will enable members of a net- worked community to learn from, contribute to, and collectively build on the community"s discipline-oriented digital collections. It extends ETRDL, an existing European digital library for grey literature implemented on an open architecture, with new services. These will be developed as separate modules, based on existing technologies and software components. Extensive experimentation will be conducted to assess to what degree the SCHOLNET system functionality and performance meet the requirements of a large scholarly community.

Contact Person: Panos Constantopoulos

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