A grid-enabled digital library system for natural disaster metadata
Dikaiakos, Marios D.
SourceLecture Notes in Computer Science
European Grid Conference on Advances in Grid Computing - EGC 2005
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The need to organize and publish metadata about European research results in the field of natural disasters has been met with the help of two innovative technologies: the Open Grid Service Architecture (OGSA) and the Resource Description Framework (RDF). OGSA provides a common platform for sharing distributed metadata securely. RDF facilitates the creation and exchange of metadata. In this paper, we present the design and implementation of a Grid-based digital library for natural-disaster research metadata. We describe the EU-MEDIN RDF schema that we propose to standardize the description of natural-disaster resources, and the gDisDL Grid service-based architecture for storing and querying of RDF metadata in a secure and distributed manner. Finally, we describe a prototype implementation of gDisDL using the Jena RDF Library by HP and the Globus 3 toolkit. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005.