Conception of a Meta System for the Integration of Digital Libraries

Thesis Type Master
Thesis Status
Student Lukas Gander
Thesis Supervisor
External Supervisor
Dr. G. M├╝hlberger

In cooperation between the research group Databases and Information Systems (DBIS) of the Institute of Computer Science at the University Innsbruck and the department of Digitalization and Digital Archiving (DEA) at the University Innsbruck a metasystem for the integration of digital libraries is developed. The motivation of this thesis is to design a concept for a central database that allows the integration of such multiple, heterogeneous digital libraries. Two major issues are to be solved: first of all, a common database meta schema and a generic mapping mechanism have to be found in order to ease the migration. Furthermore, a mechanism has to be discussed that allows the continuous update of the central database. Additionally, a simple web application will be developed that allows the user to search within the central catalogue.