ERIC Number: ED427669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
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Designing Digital Libraries for Post-Literate Patrons.
Nurnberg, Peter J.; Schneider, Erich R.; Leggett, John J.
This paper examines two fields that contribute to research on digital libraries--information systems and orality-literary studies--and applies them to a particular digital library domain, botanical taxonomic work. Topics discussed include: (1) an introduction to HOSS (i.e., a computationally-oriented hypermedia system) architecture, including the hyperbase layer, structure processing layer, metadata manager layer, application layer, and other tools; (2) an introduction to orality, literacy, and hyperliteracy; (3) botanical taxonomic scholarship; (4) information systems technology applications, including single/multiple taxonomies, ownership of taxonomies, and definition of taxonomies; and (5) hyperliterate work practices, including single/multiple taxonomies, ownership of taxonomies, and definition of taxonomies. A table presents examples of differences between orality and literacy. Contains 19 references. (Author/DLS)
Descriptors: Botany, Classification, Electronic Libraries, Higher Education, Hypermedia, Information Systems, Interdisciplinary Approach, Literacy, Metadata, Secondary Education
Web site: http://aace.virginia.edu/aace/conf/webnet/html/348.htm
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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