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Overview of the virtual data center project and software

Altman M, Andreev L, Diggory M, King G, Kolster E, Sone A, Verba S, Kiskis D, Krot M ...see all

Proceedings of the first ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries - JCDL '01 (2001) pp. 203-204 Published by ACM Press

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In this paper, we present an overview of the Virtual Data Center (VDC) software, an open-source digital library system for the management and dissemination of distributed collections of quantitative data. (see The VDC functionality provides everything necessary to maintain and disseminate an individual collection of research studies, including facilities for the storage, archiving, cataloging, translation, and on-line analysis of a particular collection. Moreover, the system provides extensive support for distributed and federated collections including: location-independent naming of objects, distributed authentication and access control, federated metadata harvesting, remote repository caching, and distributed "virtual" collections of remote objects.

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  • Micah Altman

  • L. Andreev

  • M. Diggory

  • G. King

  • E. Kolster

  • A. Sone

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