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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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Abstract

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 http://TheData.org). 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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Authors

  • Micah Altman

  • L. Andreev

  • M. Diggory

  • G. King

  • E. Kolster

  • A. Sone

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