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Conference Paper

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Publication Title

Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems





Conference Name

Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, May 23-27, 2006, Paphos, Cyprus


In the last decade literally thousands of digital libraries have emerged but one of the biggest obstacles for dissemination of information to a user community is that many digital libraries use different, proprietary technologies that inhibit interoperability. Kepler framework addresses interoperability and gives publication control to individual publishers. In Kepler, OAI-PMH is used to support "personal data providers" or "archivelets".". In our vision, individual publishers can be integrated with an institutional repository like Dspace by means of a Kepler Group Digital Library (GDL). The GDL aggregates metadata and full text from archivelets and can act as an OAI-compliant data provider for institutional repositories. The basic Kepler architecture and it working have been reported in earlier papers. In this paper we discuss the three main features that we have recently added to the Kepler framework: mobility support for users to switch transparently between traditional archivelet s to on-server archivelets, the ability of users to work with multiple GDLs, and flexibility to individual publishers to build an OAI-PMH compliant repository without getting attached to a GDL.


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Original Publication Citation

Maly, K., Zubair, M., Siripuram, H., Zunjarwad, S. (2006). Synchronization and multiple group server support for Kepler. In Y. Manolopoulos, J. Filipe, P. Constantopoulos, & J. Cordeiro (Eds.), Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems. SciTePress.


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