September 7-8, 2000
Grainger Engineering Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



The UIUC D-Lib Test Suite Workshop is organized by Grainger Engineering Library, UIUC.  This is a 1.5 day workshop (full day on September 7, and till 12:00pm on 8 September).

The Workshop will review the developments and achievements of the past 12 months, and we will also discuss future plans.  The UIUC D-Lib Test Suite is a follow-on from Digital Library Initiative research 1994-98.  As in the past, this year's sessions are mainly technical in nature although we will touch on strategic issues for the next year of the project. 

The presentations materials are also available online.

If you require further information or assistance, please contact Tom Habing at (217) 244-7809 or email thabing@uiuc.edu.  


6th Annual UIUC DLIB Partners Workshop
-- Grainger Library Commons, 2nd Floor --


Day 1 - September 7

9:00-9:30 Coffee / Introductions

9:15-9:30 Paula Kaufman, University Librarian

9:30-10:00 Status / Overview of the Testbed (Bill Mischo)

Documents added

New Partners

Intro to the following topics

10:00-11:00 XML

XML Technologies

XSLT, XSLFO, XPath, XLink, XPointer, Xschema, etc. (Bill Mischo)

Commercial Products (Tim Cole)

New SGML to XML Conversions

ACM and Elsevier (Robert Ferrer)

Non-journal materials - ASM (Tom Habing)

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15-12:15 Metadata

ISO 11179 (Tom Habing)

Namespaces (Tim Cole)


Cross-collection Repository (Tom Habing)

12:15-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:45 XSLT

Extracting Metadata (Robert Ferrer)

Rendering of Metadata and Full-text (Tom Habing)

Evolution of Rendering

Client-side, Server-side, Preconversion

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-4:00 Math

Recap of Styling the XML using DHTML and CSS (Tom Habing)

Converting to Images (Yuping Tseng)

Converting to MathML (Eric Rankin)

Styling the MathML (Tom Habing)

4:00-4:30 Linking (Bill Mischo)

DOI-X / Crossref

Local resolver, appropriate copy

Day 2 - September 8

Discussion of Future Plans (in addition to above):

Complete migration of testbed indices to SQL (Tom Habing)

Study of solutions for e-journal archiving

Studies of distributed vs. replicative metadata search & retrieval

Status of the full-text testbed after August 2001 (Bill Mischo)

Digital Library Federation (DLF) and CIC Initiatives (Tim Cole)