The design and implementation of an infrastructure for multimedia digital libraries

A.P. de Vries, B. Eberman, D.E. Kovalcin

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We develop an infrastructure for managing, indexing and serving multimedia content in digital libraries. This infrastructure follows the model of the web, and thereby is distributed in nature. We discuss the design of the Librarian, the component that manages meta data about the content. The management of meta data has been separated from the media servers that manage the content itself. Also, the extraction of the meta data is largely independent of the Librarian. We introduce our extensible data model and the daemon paradigm that are the core pieces of this architecture. We evaluate our initial implementation using a relational database. We conclude with a discussion of the lessonswe learned in building this system, and proposals for improving the flexibility, reliability, and performance of the system.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1998 International Database Engineering and Applications Symposium (IDEAS 1998)
Place of PublicationWashington, DC, USA
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0-8186-8307-4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1998
EventInternational Database Engineering & Applications Symposium, IDEAS 1998, Cardiff, UK -
Duration: 1 Jan 19981 Jan 1998


OtherInternational Database Engineering & Applications Symposium, IDEAS 1998, Cardiff, UK


  • METIS-119155
  • EWI-7359
  • IR-18634

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