A LOOSELY COUPLED ARCHITECTURE FOR DIGITAL LIBRARIES - The Phronesis Case

Juan C Lavariega, Andan Salinas, David Garza, Lorena Gomez, Martha Sordia

Abstract

Phronesis is a software tool for the creation and administration of digital libraries that can be geographically distributed and that are accessible over the WWW. Phronesis was developed by using open source software with the intention to make the project accessible to other developers, who can improve its functionality. However, one of the major drawbacks in Phronesis was its data centric architecture and the highly coupled subsystems which made hard to maintain or to add new functionality. This paper addresses the problems with the old data centric Phronesis architecture. Throughout the paper we discuss the functionality provided by the subsystems, and present a loosely coupled architecture for digital libraries. The approach presented here follows the style of services oriented architectures (SOA). The SOA for Phronesis is a framework that provides services for the submission, indexing and compression of documents. Phronesis SOA is organized into layers of functionality that favour maintenance, reuse, and testing of the entire project. Also the SOA increases Phronesis performance and availability..

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in Harvard Style

C Lavariega J., Salinas A., Garza D., Gomez L. and Sordia M. (2005). A LOOSELY COUPLED ARCHITECTURE FOR DIGITAL LIBRARIES - The Phronesis Case . In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 972-8865-19-8, pages 495-498. DOI: 10.5220/0002533204950498


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis05,
author={Juan C Lavariega and Andan Salinas and David Garza and Lorena Gomez and Martha Sordia},
title={A LOOSELY COUPLED ARCHITECTURE FOR DIGITAL LIBRARIES - The Phronesis Case},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},
year={2005},
pages={495-498},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002533204950498},
isbn={972-8865-19-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - A LOOSELY COUPLED ARCHITECTURE FOR DIGITAL LIBRARIES - The Phronesis Case
SN - 972-8865-19-8
AU - C Lavariega J.
AU - Salinas A.
AU - Garza D.
AU - Gomez L.
AU - Sordia M.
PY - 2005
SP - 495
EP - 498
DO - 10.5220/0002533204950498