A middleware registry for the discovery of collections and services

Apps, Ann A middleware registry for the discovery of collections and services., 2005 . In NCeSS2005 : The First International Conference on e-Social Science, Manchester (UK), 22-24 June 2005. [Conference paper]


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The JISC Information Environment Service Registry (IESR) publicises collections of resources applicable to UK academia, including many relevant to Social Scientists, along with details of how to access them, in a machine-readable format, aiming to assist applications such as portals to serve their users' interests. This paper describes the content of IESR, the metadata scheme used for its capture and the services providing its dissemination. Some possible uses of IESR are suggested, and its position within the information environment, both UK and global, is discussed.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: service registry, collection description
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HZ. None of these, but in this section.
Depositing user: Ann Apps
Date deposited: 23 Dec 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:02
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/6977


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