Quality interoperability within digital libraries: the DL.org perspective

Giuseppina Vullo, Genevieve Clavel, Nicola Ferro, Sarah Higgins, Rene van Horik, Wolfram Horstmann, Sarantos Kapidakis

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This paper considers the quality of interoperability between digital libraries and possible metrics for measuring these. It presents the Dl.org Quality Core Model and the final results of a quality interoperability survey across some leading digital libraries.

Quality is the most dynamic aspect of DLs, and becomes even more complex with respect to interoperability. This paper formalizes the research motivations and hypotheses on quality interoperability conducted by the Quality Working Group within the EU-funded project DL.org (http://www.dlorg.eu/). After providing a multi-level interoperability framework – adopted by DL.org - the authors illustrate key-research points and approaches on the way to the interoperability of DLs quality, grounding them in the DELOS Reference Model. By applying the DELOS Reference Model Quality Concept Map to their interoperability motivating scenario, the authors subsequently present the two main research outcomes of their investigation - the Quality Core Model and the Quality Interoperability Survey.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPre-proceedings of the 2nd DL.org Workshop
Subtitle of host publicationMaking digital libraries interoperable: challenges and approaches
EditorsDonatella Castelli, Yannis Ioannidis, Seamus Ross
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)978-88628014-0
Publication statusPublished - 09 Sept 2010
Event2nd Digital Library.org Workshop - Glasgow, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Duration: 09 Sept 201010 Sept 2010


Conference2nd Digital Library.org Workshop
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Period09 Sept 201010 Sept 2010


  • Interoperability
  • Quality
  • Digital Libraries
  • Digital Repositories
  • Quality Core Model
  • DELOS Reference Model
  • DL.org


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