LAURIN: A Distributed Digital Library of Newspaper Clippings

Diego Calvanese, Tiziana Catarci, and Giuseppe Santucci

Proc. of the 2000 Kyoto Int. Conf. on Digital Libraries: Research and Practice. 2000.

Among the wide range of digital libraries, an interesting, yet quite neglected, subclass is constituted by those exclusively dealing with newspaper clippings. Compared with book-oriented digital libraries, clipping libraries are more difficult to seize, since they are wide and unstructured, and the subjects and content of a clipping are completely heterogeneous. LAURIN is an EU-funded Project involving seventeen participants from several countries, including two software companies and a large group of libraries, whose main purpose is to set up a network of digitalized newspaper clipping archives that can be easily accessed through the Internet, for searching and retrieving clippings. The project also provides the libraries with models and methodologies to be used for scanning, digitalizing, storing, indexing, and making accessible newspaper clippings. This paper concentrates on the main architectural features of the LAURIN distributed system, evidentiating the peculiarities deriving from the diverse users and tasks it supports.

   title = "LAURIN: A Distributed Digital Library of Newspaper Clippings",
   year = "2000",
   author = "Diego Calvanese and Tiziana Catarci and Giuseppe Santucci",
   booktitle = "Proc. of the 2000 Kyoto Int. Conf. on Digital Libraries:
Research and Practice",
   pages = "187--194",
   publisher = "IEEE Computer Society Press",
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