New Zealand Digital Library Project research
The goal of our research program is to explore the potential of
internet-based digital libraries. Our vision is to develop systems that
automatically impose structure on anarchic, uncatalogued, distributed
repositories of information, thereby providing information consumers with
effective tools to locate what they need and to peruse it conveniently and
comfortably. Our research objectives are to
- develop technology for creating and automatically
- monitor usage to study library users' needs;
- look at novel interfaces that cater to a wide spectrum of users;
- find ways to abstract layout and bibliographic information
from document files;
- use this information to enhance presentation and for
- assess potential subject areas for public-domain collections;
- survey and critique other digital library projects.
The New Zealand Digital Library Project is based in the Department of
Computer Science at The University of Waikato, but comprises contributors
from universities all over the world. A directory of current and past
members is available on the People page.
Projects, publications, and programs
Our project members are actively researching a diverse range of topics.
These projects are described on the Projects
Our research is regularly published in academic publications. Most of these
papers may be viewed on our Publications
In the course of our research, we have developed a range of practical
software packages, many are available for download.
New Zealand Digital Library Project
Department of Computer Science,
University of Waikato,