Behind the scenes of the digital museum of information retrieval research

Djoerd Hiemstra, Tristan Pothoven, Marijn van Vliet, Donna Harman

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As more and more of the world becomes digital, and documents become easily available over the Internet, we are suddenly able to access all kinds of information. The downside of this however is that information that is not digital becomes less accessed, and is liable to be lost to us and to future generations. Whereas there are many scanning projects underway, such as Google books and the Open Library Alliance, these projects are not going to know about, much less find, the specialized scientific literature within various fields. This short paper describes the beginnings of a project to digitize some of the older literature in the information retrieval field. The paper finishes with some thoughts for future work on making more of our IR literature available for searching.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop (DIR2009)
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009
Event9th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop, DIR 2009 - Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 2 Feb 20093 Feb 2009
Conference number: 9

Publication series

NameWorkshop Proceedings Series
PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology University of Twente
ISSN (Print)0929-0672
ISSN (Electronic)0929-0672


Workshop9th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop, DIR 2009
Abbreviated titleDIR


  • EWI-15057
  • IR-65380
  • METIS-265192

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