Lourdes Fernández

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This paper describes MiBiblio, a highly personalizable interface to large collections in digital libraries. MiBiblio allows users to create virtual places we term personal spaces. As users find useful items in the repositories, they organize these items and keep them handy in their personal spaces for future use. Personal spaces may also be updated by user(More)
We present Zeus, an environment designed to aid in the creation of a repository of digital theses. Zeus is an asynchronous cooperative toolset which allows the revision and annotation of digital theses over the Internet. With Zeus, students working on their theses (and their academic committees) are provided with a highly personalizable environment which(More)
This paper analyzes some of the factors that prevent knowledge construction and reuse in traditional library settings and describes VRef, an environm ent designed to provide users with the functionality of digital libraries in the areas of collaboration and social construction of knowledge. VRef makes it possible for users to post their information needs to(More)
Digital libraries can be regarded as virtual spaces in which collaborative scholarly research can be conducted. Floristic digital libraries provide such collaboration spaces for scientists working on solutions for Earth's biodiversity problems. However, group awareness and collaboration are not easily achieved in an increasingly distributed environment such(More)
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