Concepts and Terminology
RU Digital Library Network (DLN)
A system of people, standards, and software/hardware that provide the access, management, and preservation of digital repositories of interest to RU.
RUL Digital Library Repository (DLR)
A repository that is designed and managed by RUL to contain and provide access to digital resources created by RU and RUL. The DLR is part of the DLN.
Digital Object Architecture – support of complex objects
- multiple manifestations, e.g. a book represented as images, text, and digital sound
- multiple formats, e.g. a map represented as tiff, djvu, and MrSid
- multiple behaviors, e.g. display at different resolutions, rotate a 3D object, etc.