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Grey literature and multiple collections in NCSTRL

  • S. Adler
  • U. Berger
  • A. Brüggemann-Klein
  • C. Haber
  • W. Lamersdorf
  • M. Münke
  • S. Rücker
  • H. Spahn
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1392)

Abstract

One of the goals of the MeDoc project is to make computer science literature, e.g. Technical Reports and project and master theses of different authors and institutions available online through a single user interface. Therefore, we evaluated existing Technical Report servers as to their suitability as a basis for an electronic library and chose NCSTRL. The Networked Computer Science Technical Reports Library (NCSTRL) is a world-wide, distributed collection of computer science Technical Reports and other relevant materials. It is a well established system, but there are some deficiencies that need to be taken into account. This paper presents two different enhancements to the NCSTRL system to overcome those deficiencies. The first adapts NCSTRL to support not only the publication of Technical Reports but of other grey literature like course materials and theses as well. The second extension allows for the utilization of NCSTRL as a general tool for the online-publication of and search for electronic documents in multiple collections.

Keywords

Digital Library Grey Literature Computer Science Department Meta Data Bibliographic Data 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Adler
    • 1
  • U. Berger
    • 2
  • A. Brüggemann-Klein
    • 3
  • C. Haber
    • 3
  • W. Lamersdorf
    • 1
  • M. Münke
    • 1
  • S. Rücker
    • 1
  • H. Spahn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science, Distributed SystemsGroupUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Computer ScienceUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  3. 3.Institute for Computer Science XITU MunichMünchenGermany

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