Scalable access within the context of digital libraries

X. Cheng, R. Dolin, M. Neary, S. Prabhakar, K. V. Ravi Kanth, D. Wu, D. Agrawal, A. El Abbadi, M. Freeston, A. Singh, T. Smith, J. Su

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This paper presents a summary of some of the work-in-progress within the Alexandria Digital Library Project. In particular, we present scalable methods for locating information at different levels within a distributed digital library environment. Starting at the high level, we show how queries can be routed to appropriate information sources. At a given source, efficient query processing is supported by using materialized views and multidimensional index structures. Finally, we propose solutions to the problem of storage and retrieval of large objects on both secondary and tertiary storage devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-376
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal on Digital Libraries
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • ER diagrams
  • Materialized views
  • Multidimensional data
  • Query patterns
  • Scalable methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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Cheng, X., Dolin, R., Neary, M., Prabhakar, S., Ravi Kanth, K. V., Wu, D., Agrawal, D., Abbadi, A. E., Freeston, M., Singh, A., Smith, T., & Su, J. (1997). Scalable access within the context of digital libraries. International Journal on Digital Libraries, 1(4), 358-376.