ERIC Number: ED482101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
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Here and There: Managing Multiply-Purposed Digital Assets on the Duyfken Web Site.
Towler, Marjolein; Hobbs, Valerie; Pigott, Diarmuid
This paper describes a model for managing a dynamic Web site with multiple concurrent versions. The voyage of the Duyfken Replica (i.e., a replica of a 17th century Dutch ship) from Australia to the Netherlands has generated great interest in its associated Web site, and it is now planned to extend the original site to mirror sites in both Australia and the Netherlands, each completely bilingual, resulting in four different 'virtual' Web sites. However, the look and feel of the Web site needs to be the same across all the virtual sites, and the media resource used will be the same. This paper proposes a solution based on multiple sets of concurrent metadata and discusses some general implications of this approach for metadata harvesting and resource discovery. The prototype, which is based on a database that handles parallel sets of metadata, is described, together with the process for accession and annotation of media artifacts, and the dynamic generation of the Web pages from the database. The appendix contains the history of the Duyfken Web site. (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Databases, Foreign Countries, Information Retrieval, Information Technology, Metadata, Models, Multilingual Materials, Web Sites, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands