16.072 JoDI special issue on Interactivity in Digital Libraries

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                    Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 72.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 06:03:16 +0100
             From: JoDI Announcements <jodi@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
             Subject: JoDI: Interactivity in Digital Libraries special issue

    Journal of Digital Information announces
    A SPECIAL ISSUE on Interactivity in Digital Libraries
    (Volume 2, issue 4, June 2002)
    Special issue Editors: Anita Coleman and Maliaca Oxnam, University of
    Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

       From the special issue editorial
    Advances in Internet technologies have made it seemingly possible and easy
    to create digital collections, repositories and libraries. However,
    facilitating interaction beyond searching and browsing is in the early
    stages. Interactive digital libraries are still evolving.

    The problems facing digital library design can be reframed as three
    challenges, in the areas of:
    * Information Spaces
    * Learning Spaces
    * Interaction Spaces
    The information-learning-interaction spaces challenge provides a framework
    and directs digital library research and development to the human rather
    than just the technical problems. It is also grounded in the realization
    that libraries, whether they are digital or traditional, are socially
    constructed, and that the values of a society are embodied in the use of a
    library. We invite the community to discuss and explore. The papers in this
    issue show how current projects and initiatives are handling some of the

    The issue includes the following papers:

    J. Clark, B. Slator, W. Perrizo, J. Landrum, R. Frovarp, A. Bergstrom, S.
    Ramaswamy, W. Jockheck
    Digital Archive Network for Anthropology

    B. Domenico, J. Caron, E. Davis, R. Kambic, S. Nativi
    Thematic Real-time Environmental Distributed Data Services (THREDDS):
    Incorporating Interactive Analysis Tools into NSDL

    S. Hoban, M. desJardins, N. Farrell, P. Rathod, J. Sachs, S. Sansare, Y.
    Yesha, J. Keating, B. Busschots, J. Means, G. Clark, L. Mayo, W. Smith
    Virtual Telescopes in Education

    C. Klaus, K. Andrew, G. Mace
    Atmospheric Visualization Collection: Developments in the NSDL

    H. Lee, A. Smeaton
    Designing the User Interface for the Fischlar Digital Video Library

    X. Liu, K. Maly, M. Zubair, Q. Hong, M. Nelson, F. Knudson, I. Holtkamp
    Federated Searching Interface Techniques for Heterogeneous OAI Repositories

    S. Moore, A. Baker, J. Dongarra, C. Halloy, C. Ng
    Active Netlib: An Active Mathematical Software Collection for Inquiry-based
    Computational Science and Engineering Education

    M. Salampasis, K. Diamantaras
    Experimental User-Centered Evaluation of an Open Hypermedia System and Web
    Information Seeking Environments

    D. Yaron, D. Milton, R. Freeland
    Linked Active Content for Digital Libraries for Education

    [material deleted]

    The Journal of Digital Information is an electronic journal published only
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    Dr Willard McCarty, Senior Lecturer,
    Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London,
    Strand, London WC2R 2LS, U.K.,
    +44 (0)20 7848-2784, ilex.cc.kcl.ac.uk/wlm/,
    willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk, w.mccarty@btinternet.com

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