Preserving the pyramid of STI using buckets

Michael L. Nelson (Michael L. Nelson is an Electronics Engineer at NASA Langley Research Center and a PhD candidate in computer science at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA.)
Kurt Maly (Kurt Maly is the Kaufman Professor and Chair of the Computer Sciencne Department of Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA.)

International Journal on Grey Literature

ISSN: 1466-6189

Publication date: 1 December 2000


Considers a formal publication to represent an abstract to a larger body of work: a pvramid of scientific and technical information (STI). While this abstract may be sufficient for some applications, an in‐depth use or analysis is likely to require the supporting layers from the pyramid. Describes how “buckets” have been developed to preserve this pyramid of STI. Buckets provide an archive‐ and protoeol‐independent container construct in which all related information objects can be logically grouped together, archived, and manipulated as a single object. Furthermore, buckets are active archival objects and can communicate with each other, people, or arbitrary network services. Buckets are an implementation of the Smart Object, Dumb Archive (SODA) DL model. Discusses the motivation, design, and implication of bucket use in DLs with respect to grey literature.



Nelson, M. and Maly, K. (2000), "Preserving the pyramid of STI using buckets", International Journal on Grey Literature, Vol. 1 No. 4, pp. 174-178.

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