A Lightweight Protocol between Digital Libraries and Visualization Systems

  • Rao Shen
  • Jun Wang
  • Edward A. Fox
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2539)


A lightweight protocol, VIDI, is proposed to enhance the interoperability of digital libraries (DLs) and visualization systems (VIS). VIDI is related to the Open Digital Library project, which encourages a component-based approach to the construction of digital libraries, implemented by extending the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting. VIDI adds in the concept of a registry of transformers to convert between common metadata and visualization formats. Design and implementation discussions of VIDI explain its feasibility, .exibility, and generality.


Digital Library Visualization System Metadata Format Open Archive Initiative Digital Library Research 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rao Shen
    • 1
  • Jun Wang
    • 1
  • Edward A. Fox
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentVirginia Tech.BlacksburgUSA

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