Large image support in digital repositories

Nel, Marius (2010)

Includes abstract.


Many universities, libraries, government organisations and companies are implementing digital repositories to collect, preserve, administer and distribute their collections via the World Wide Web. In the process of building these digital archives and collections, images such as maps are often are captured in an uncompressed, high-resolution format to preserve as much detail as possible. This process, of high-resolution archiving gives rise to the problem of providing the end-user with access to these large (high-resolution) images, such as maps. This dissertation investigates methods of storing and delivering large images over the Internet while limiting the amount of data being transferred; and also documents efforts to incorporate large image support within the DSpace platform.