The Iowa City UNESCO City of literature digital library.
DOI: 10.1145/1998076.1998194 Conference: Proceedings of the 2011 Joint International Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2011, Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 13-17, 2011
Iowa City is one of only four designated Cities of Literature worldwide by UNESCO. To highlight the city's rich local literary history, a University of Iowa interdisciplinary research team de-veloped a digital library featuring Iowa City authors and locations. The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature "City of Lit" digital library consists of a mobile application for the general public and a web-based information system for researcher/content creators.
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ABSTRACT: In conjunction with Iowa City's designation as a UNESCO "City of Literature," an interdisciplinary research team at The University of Iowa collaborated to develop a digital library featuring important Iowa City authors and locations. The "City of Lit" digital library consists of a mobile application for the general public and a set of web-based interfaces for researchers and content creators. This paper explains the motivation and describes the design and implementation of the digital library, its framework, the user-side mobile app and our future plans. We also outline a pilot study, in which undergraduate students conducted scholarly research and created content for the digital collection.Proceedings of the 2011 Joint International Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2011, Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 13-17, 2011; 01/2011
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