A Digital Library Testbed to Support Networked Scholarly Communities

Abstract:
SCHOLNET aims at developing a digital library testbed to support networked scholarly communities. The digital library will provide traditional digital library services in addition to support for non-textual data types, hypermedia annotation, cross-language search and retrieval, and personalized information dissemination. This testbed will be used to demonstrate how an enhanced digital library can enable members of a networked scholarly community to learn from, contribute to, and collectively build upon the community's discipline-oriented digital collections. The project will result in an enhanced digital library infrastructure, serving an ever-evolving distributed repository of a scientific community's knowledge. The digital library would be used actively by the members of the community in everyday individual and/or collaborative tasks and would be regularly updated and extended.

Partners:
CNR-IEI, FIMU, FORTH-ICS, GMD-IPSI, INRIA, Lorasi, SICS

Duration:
1 November 2000 - 30 April 2002

ERCIM's role:
Project co-ordinator

Total budget:
1 898 640 Euro

Funding Agencies:
European Commission, IST Programme: 949 316 Euro