The JISC Information Environment Service Registry

Apps, Ann The JISC Information Environment Service Registry. ASSIGNation, 2005, vol. 22, n. 3, pp. 9-11. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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English abstract

The Information Environment Service Registry (IESR) contains information about collections of resources that the JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) makes available to researchers, learners and teachers within UK Higher and Further Education. In addition, IESR contains details of technical services, both those that make the collections available, and other significant `stand-alone', broker services, for example OpenURL resolvers. The collections cover all disciplines, but include many relevant to Social Scientists. The aim of IESR is to assist other applications, such as portals or virtual learning environments, in the discovery and subsequent use of materials that are relevant to their users' interests. It is a middleware, shared service, primarily intended for machine-to-machine access. But ultimately it should benefit end-users by facilitating more awareness of, and easier access to, relevant resources, maybe through the single point of search that a portal provides.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: service registry, collection description
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JZ. None of these, but in this section.
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


The IESR Web Site.

RSLP (Research Support Libraries Programme) Collection Description Schema.

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Collection Description Working Group.


OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting).


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