Handout 3: 1/18/11
Digital Libraries, Spring 2011
You are to prepare a summary for each reading done in the class. The summaries
should be linked from your course Web page. You should maintain a list of
entries with each entry identified in the index by readings number and order
within the readings: for example Readings 1, paper 1. The summary should be
completed and included on your course Web site before the class.
Each paper's summary should have the following information
There is an interesting (and short) essay at
that gives some thoughts on reading and evaluating technical papers.
- A complete and accurate reference for the reading. If the reading is a Web
copy of a published article, use the publication information from the article
rather than the Web site information. The reference should be in the ACM
publication format. See
for a specification of the reference format (see the section titled "Special
note about reference format").
- Answer the following questions:
- When was the paper first published?
- Where was the work carried out, if possible to determine? Identify both
the institution and the department.
- What kind of publication printed the paper? This might be an ACM journal,
an ACM conference, another society's highly-ranked conference, a mass-market
- List around five key take-away points from the paper (a bulleted list is
- List around five questions you have about the work that would be worth
discussing in class (a bulleted list is fine).
January 18, 2011