Daffodil: An Integrated Desktop for Supporting High-Level Search Activities in Federated Digital Libraries

  • Citation-Key:
    Fuhr/etal:02
  • Title:
    Daffodil: An Integrated Desktop for Supporting High-Level Search Activities in Federated Digital Libraries
  • Author(s):
    Norbert Fuhr
    Claus-Peter Klas
    André Schaefer
    Peter Mutschke
  • Publisher:
    Springer
  • In:
    Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. 6th European Conference, ECDL 2002
  • Page(s):
    597--612
  • Year:
    2002

Abstract:


Daffodil is a digital library system targeting at strategic support during the information search process. For the user, mainly high-level search functions, so-called stratagems, implement this strategic support, which provide functionality beyond today's digital libraries. Through the tight integration of stratagems and with the federation of heterogeneous digital libraries, Daffodil reaches a high synergy effect for information and services. These effects provide high-quality metadata for the searcher through an intuitively controllable user interface. The visualisation of stratagems is based on a strictly object-oriented tool-based model. This paper presents the graphical user interface with a particular view on the integration of stratagems to enable strategic support.

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