Ensemble PDP-8: Eight principles for distributed portals

Edward A. Fox, Yinlin Chen, Monika Akbar, Clifford A. Shaffer, Stephen H. Edwards, Peter Brusilovsky, Dan Garcia, Lois Delcambre, Felicia Decker, David Archer, Richard Furuta, Frank Shipman, Booker Stephen Carpenter, II, Lillian Cassel

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Abstract

Ensemble, the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Pathways project for Computing, builds upon a diverse group of prior NSDL, DL-I, and other projects. Ensemble has shaped its activities according to principles related to design, development, implementation, and operation of distributed portals. Here we articulate 8 key principles for distributed portals (PDPs). While our focus is on education and pedagogy, we expect that our experiences will generalize to other digital library application domains. These principles inform, facilitate, and enhance the Ensemble R&D and production activities. They allow us to provide a broad range of services, from personalization to coordination across communities. The eight PDPs can be briefly summarized as: (1) Articulation across communities using ontologies. (2) Browsing tailored to collections. (3) Integration across interfaces and virtual environments. (4) Metadata interoperability and integration. (5) Social graph construction using logging and metrics. (6) Superimposed information and annotation integrated across distributed systems. (7) Streamlined user access with IDs. (8) Web 2.0 multiple social network system interconnection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJCDL'10 - Digital Libraries - 10 Years Past, 10 Years Forward, a 2020 Vision
Pages341-344
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 5 2010
Event10th Annual Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2010 - Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Duration: Jun 21 2010Jun 25 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM International Conference on Digital Libraries

Other

Other10th Annual Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2010
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityGold Coast, QLD
Period6/21/106/25/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences

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