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A digital library testbed to support networked scholarly communities (Scholnet)

Project ID: IST-1999-20664
Funded under: FP5-IST


This document provides a brief update on the achievements of a project funded under the "Research Networking" theme of the FP5 Information Society Technologies (IST) programme. It describes the objectives, experimental work and results of the project.

Scholnet was completed in April 2003. The project built a digital library (DL) testbed infrastructure for supporting communication and collaboration among networked scholarly communities. In addition to the provision of standard digital library capabilities for information acquisition, description, archiving, access, search, and dissemination, Scholnet provides support for nontextual data types, hypermedia annotation, cross-language search and retrieval, and personalised information dissemination.

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