Digital libraries and Web 3.0. The CallimachusDL approach Articles uri icon

publication date

  • July 2011

start page

  • 1424

end page

  • 1430


  • 4


  • 27

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0747-5632

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-7692


  • The constantly increasing volume of information available on the Internet is changing the forms of classification and access to data. Given the immense collection of information stored on the Internet, digital libraries constitute a fundamental subject of research. Among the challenges of classifying, locating and accessing knowledge in digital libraries tackling with the huge amount of resources the Web provides, improving digital libraries by means of different strategies, particularly, using semantics remains a promising and interesting approach. In this paper, CallimachusDL is presented, a semantics-based digital library which provides faceted search, enhanced access possibilities and a proof-of-concept implementation. CallimachusDL represents a novel approach to digital libraries, integrating social web and multimedia elements in a semantically annotated repository. The results of the implementation indicate that the features proposed in CallimachusDL are encouraging and extendable in the use of digital libraries.