Gudrun Fischer and
Institute of Informatics and Interactive Systems
University of Duisburg
CYCLADES is a system, designed to provide an open collaborative
virtual archive environment, which (among others) supports users,
communities (and their members) with functionality for (i) advanced
search in large, heterogeneous, multidisciplinary digital archives
(ii) collaboration; and (iii) filtering and recommendation.
The document base of CYCLADES consists mainly of metadata records
harvested from archives supporting the Open Archives
Users can build their own personal library of documents in their
private folders, share documents with other users in common folders,
and discuss them in annotations. For a given folder topic, users can
ask the system for new documents related to this topic. Queries
can be stored in folders for later re-submission.
To save the user from specifying every single data source each time,
archives can be grouped into user-defined collections. Collections,
documents, and even communities and users - can be recommended to
other users, thus supporting knowledge exchange where desired.
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