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  • Author(s):
    Eric Lease Morgan
    Abstract:

    This article describes a digital library framework and toolkit called MyLibrary. At its heart, MyLibrary is designed to create relationships between information resources and people. To this end, MyLibrary is made up of essentially four parts: (1) information resources, (2) patrons, (3) librarians, and (4) a set of locally defined, institution-specific facet/term combinations interconnecting the first three. On another level, MyLibrary is a set of object-oriented Perl modules intended to read…

  • Author(s):
    Eric Lease Morgan
    Abstract:

    By reverse engineering Google queries and by tracing back the referrer values found in Apache log files, the use of images made available from infomotions.com is examined. Ethical and economic questions questions are then asked. While all the images from the site are “freely” available under the GNU Public License, they are not always used in the intended manner. This raises interesting questions regarding the time spent making the images available, the expense of the hardware and network con…

  • Author(s):
    Eric Lease Morgan
    Abstract:

    To review a number of open source XML applications and systems including editors, validators, native XML databases, and publishing systems; to describe how some of these tools have been combined by the author to create a specific system, for a specific need.

  • Author(s):
    Eric Lease Morgan, Xiaorong Xiang
    Abstract:

    This article describes the design and implementation of two digital library collections and services using a number of “light-weight” protocols and open source tools. These protocols and tools include OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative-Protocol for Metadata Harvesting), SRU (Search/Retrieve via URL), Perl, MyLibrary, Swish-e, Plucene, ASPELL, and WordNet. More specifically, we describe how these protocols and tools are employed in the Ockham Alerting service and MyLibrary@Ockham. The…