Java-based architecture for digital library data storage

Daniel Wu, Divyakant Agrawal, Amr El Abbadi, Ambuj K. Singh

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The Alexandria Digital Library Project has been tasked with the goal of building a digital geographical library. To meet these requirements we have designed and prototyped an intelligent data store to store its holdings; the library's map, image, and geographical data are viewed as a collection of distributed objects. Developed suing the Java language, the Data Store was designed to address the problems associated with digital library storage: interoperability, extensibility, distribution, and elimination of server bottlenecks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventMultimedia Storage and Archiving Systems - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 18 Nov 199618 Nov 1996


OtherMultimedia Storage and Archiving Systems
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA



  • Digital library
  • Distributed objects
  • Extensibility
  • Interoperability
  • Storage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Wu, D., Agrawal, D., El Abbadi, A., & Singh, A. K. (1996). Java-based architecture for digital library data storage. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 2916, pp. 364-375)