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Representing aggregate works in the digital library

Buchanan, G; Gow, J; Blandford, A; Rimmer, J; Warwick, C; (2006) Representing aggregate works in the digital library. In: Gonzalo, J and Thanos, C and Verdejo, M and Carrasco, R, (eds.) Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries 10th European Conference, ECDL 2006, Alicante, Spain, September 17-22, 2006. Proceedings. (532 - 535). Springer Berlin: Heidelberg.

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This paper studies the challenge of representing aggregate works such as encyclopaedia, collected poems and journals in digital libraries. Reflecting on materials used by humanities academics, it demonstrates the complex range of aggregate types and the problems of representing this heterogeneity in the digital library interface. We demonstrate that aggregates are complex and pervasive, challenge many common assumptions and confuse the boundaries between organisational levels within the library. The challenge is amplified by concrete examples.

Type:Book chapter
Title:Representing aggregate works in the digital library
Additional information:Imported via OAI, 7:29:01 12th Mar 2008
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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