Cultural Subject Gateways on the Web
ACCESSING DIGITIZED INFORMATION VIA NEW INTERNET-BASED TOOLS
Abstract. This presentation, reviews issues concerning the design and implementation of quality-controlled subject gateways to information that may appear anywhere on the Internet and in a variety of electronic formats. The presentation also outlines real case studies, portals where the technologies mentioned above are applied.
This chapter details the design issues of subject gateways, technical alternatives and the degree of automation that is required and achievable with current technology. It also presents design and implementation details of two efforts in the field. It reviews the software tools used, raises the issues of information harvesting, electronic metadata on remote and local resources as well as the problems related to access, storage, and copyright of electronic documents. Portals and their special case vortals are included.
This chapter is available as a one-day (6-hour) training package for a seminar: the text with remarks for the trainer, references and a collection of PowerPoint slides.