User Working Group

User Working Group Focus

The User concept covers the various actors, whether human or machine, entitled to interact with Digital Libraries. Digital Libraries connect actors with information and support them in their ability to consume and make creative use of it to generate new information. User is an umbrella concept including all notions related to the representation and management of actor entities within a Digital Library. It encompasses such elements as the rights that actors have within the system and the profiles of the actors with characteristics that personalise the system’s behaviour or represent these actors in collaborations.
Source: Digital Library Manifesto in the Digital Library Reference Model (V1.0), p. 21.

contributing to the User Working Group:

  • Tiziana Catarci, Professor of Computer Science, University of Rome, "La Sapienza", Italy
  • Yannis Ioannidis, Professor at the Department of Informatics & Telecommunications, University of Athens, Greece
  • Akrivi Katifori, Researcher at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Greece
  • Georgia Koutrika, postdoctoral researcher, Computer Science Department, Stanford University, U.SNatalia Manola, Senior Software Engineer
  • Natalia Manola, Senior Software Engineer
  • Andreas Nürnberger, Professor for Data and Knowledge Engineering' at the Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg, Germany
  • Paul Polydoras, PhD in Advanced Information Systems
  • Manfred Thaller is Professor of Computer Science for the Humanities at University of Cologne, Germany resources available:
Tech Wiki on User.
The Digital Library Reference Model, V1.0.
Interoperability Booklet produced for the 1st Workshop, October 2009.
Position statements on the current version of the Reference Model and investigations into interoperability from a multi-layered perspective can be posted through the Open Forum on out Tech Wiki.