Tutorial 9: Digital libraries (introduction)

Instructor: Ed Fox

Time: Sunday, June 4 AM


The aim of this tutorial is to ground attendees in the history, topics, concepts, projects, systems, resources, and references related to digital libraries. It should prepare them to participate in educational, research, and development efforts in the field. It also should provide a theoretical basis and conceptual framework for further investigation and study.



Instructor information

Dr. Edward A. Fox holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University, and a B.S. from M.I.T. Since 1983 he has been at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPI&SU),where he serves as Director of the Digital Library Research Laboratory and Professor of Computer Science. He directs the Internet Technology Innovation Center at Virginia Tech, the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations, and a number of other research and development projects. For the ACM, he served 1988-91 as a member of the Publications Board and as editor-in-chief of ACM Press Database Products. He also serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals. He has authored or co-authored numerous publications in the areas of digital libraries, information storage and retrieval, hypertext/hypermedia/multimedia, computational linguistics, CD-ROM and optical disc technology, electronic publishing, and expert systems.

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