Pragmatic support for taxonomy-based annotation of structured digital documents

  • Lara Whitelaw
  • Trevor Collins

The aim of the work presented here was to explore how taxonomy-based annotation could facilitate the use of digital library resources within a virtual learning environment for distance learning students. The approach taken is to provide support for the fine-grained annotation of course study materials so that relevant digital library resources can be retrieved and presented alongside the appropriate sections of a student ' s course materials. This paper introduces the course delivery model and discusses the process involved in developing a pragmatic tool to support annotation.


Digital Library Delivery Model Virtual Learning Environment Library Resource Simple Knowledge Organisation System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Open University LibraryThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK.

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