Bainbridge, D., Jones, S., McIntosh, S. & Jones, M. (2007). Digital libraries on an iPod: Beyond the client-server model. (Working paper 06/2007). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science.
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This paper describes an experimental system that enhanced an iPod with digital library capabilities. Using the open source digital library software Greenstone as a base, this paper more specifically maps out the technical steps necessary to achieve this, along with an account of our subsequent experimentation. This included command-line usage of Greenstone's basic runtime system on the device, augmenting the iPod’s main interactive menu-driven application to include searching and hierarchical browsing of digital library collections stored locally, and a selection of "launcher" applications for target documents such as text files, images and audio. Media rich applications for digital stories and collaging were also developed. We also configured the iPod to run as a web server to provide digital library content to others over a network, effectively turning the traditional mobile client-server upsidedown.
University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science