Semantic Digital Libraries

  • Sebastian Ryszard Kruk
  • Bill McDaniel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction to Digital Libraries and Semantic Web

    1. Bill McDaniel, Sebastian Ryszard Kruk
      Pages 1-6
    2. Dagobert Soergel
      Pages 9-39
    3. Marcin Synak, Maciej Dabrowski, Sebastian Ryszard Kruk
      Pages 41-54
    4. John G. Breslin
      Pages 55-68
  3. A Vision of Semantic Digital Libraries

    1. Sebastian Ryszard Kruk, Bill McDaniel
      Pages 71-76
    2. Sebastian Ryszard Kruk, Adam Westerki, Ewelina Kruk
      Pages 77-85
    3. Markus Reis
      Pages 87-100
  4. Ontologies for Semantic Digital Libraries

    1. Maciej Dabrowski, Macin Synak, Sebastian Ryszard Kruk
      Pages 103-122
    2. Slawomir Grzonkowski, Sebastian Ryszard Kruk, Adam Gzella, Jakub Demczuk, Bill McDaniel
      Pages 123-135
  5. Prototypes of Semantic Digital Libraries

    1. Sebastian Ryszard Kruk, Mariusz Cygan, Adam Gzella, Tomasz Woroniecki, Maciej Dabrowski
      Pages 139-150
    2. Bernhard Haslhofer, Predrag Kneževié
      Pages 151-161
    3. Annika Hinze, George Buchanan, David Bainbridge, Ian Witten
      Pages 163-176
  6. Building the Future – Semantic Digital Libraries in Use

    1. Gilles Falquet, Luka Nerima, Jean-Claude Ziswiler
      Pages 179-196
    2. Bill McDaniel
      Pages 197-201
    3. Sebastian Ryszard Kruk, Ewelina Kruk, Katarzyna Stankiewicz
      Pages 203-214
    4. Sebastian Ryszard Kruk, Bill McDaniel
      Pages 215-221
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 223-245

About this book


Libraries have always been an inspiration for the standards and technologies developed by semantic web activities. However, except for the Dublin Core specification, semantic web and social networking technologies have not been widely adopted and further developed by major digital library initiatives and projects. Yet semantic technologies offer a new level of flexibility, interoperability, and relationships for digital repositories.

Kruk and McDaniel present semantic web-related aspects of current digital library activities, and introduce their functionality; they show examples ranging from general architectural descriptions to detailed usages of specific ontologies, and thus stimulate the awareness of researchers, engineers, and potential users of those technologies. Their presentation is completed by chapters on existing prototype systems such as JeromeDL, BRICKS, and Greenstone, as well as a look into the possible future of semantic digital libraries.

This book is aimed at researchers and graduate students in areas like digital libraries, the semantic web, social networks, and information retrieval. This audience will benefit from detailed descriptions of both today’s possibilities and also the shortcomings of applying semantic web technologies to large digital repositories of often unstructured data.


Archiv Hyperbooks Ontologies Semantic Archiving Social Webs architecture digital libraries information retrieval knowledge libraries ontology organization semantic web semantics social networks

Editors and affiliations

  • Sebastian Ryszard Kruk
    • 1
  • Bill McDaniel
    • 1
  1. 1.Digital Enterprise Research InstituteNational University of IrelandLower DanganIreland

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