Spatial Data Infrastructures and Digital Libraries (10 May 2004)
The UK academic digital library is an example of a community served by a CSSDI. There may also be a lesson here for digital library communities in that advancement within the wider GI community towards the establishment of SDIs might assist in focusing attention on the role that geography can play within digital libraries. The concept of a CSSDI to supplement the traditional view of a digital library may therefore act as a kernel around which diverse geo-centric projects and initiatives may crystallise and provide a conceptual holism with which to accelerate and promote the importance of geography as a key (but thus far neglected) search axis for resource discovery.
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