Old Dominion University
Digital Library Research Group


Buckets are aggregative, intelligent agents for publishing in DLs. Buckets are self-contained, and are responsible for enforcing their terms and conditions, content management, and negotiation of content display. Buckets can be considered modified, DL-specific implementations of Kahn-Wilensky Digital Objects.

Selected Publications

  • M. L. Nelson, K. Maly, N.T. Shen, M. Zubair,"Buckets: Aggregative, Intelligent Agents for Publishing", WebNet Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, March 1999,pp. 58-65.

  • M. L. Nelson, K. Maly ,“Preserving the Pyramid of STI Using Buckets”,International Journal of Grey Literature, Vol 1, Issue 4, April 2001

  • M.L. Nelson, K.Maly ," Buckets: Smart Objects for Digital Libraries", CACM 44, 5, May. 2001, pp. 60 - 62