Archive for the ‘NISO’ Category

Open Discovery Initiative Recommended Practice [Comments due 11-18-2013]

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

ODI Recommended Practice (NISO RP-19-201x)

From the Open Discovery Initiative (NISO) webpage:

The Open Discovery Initiative (ODI) aims at defining standards and/or best practices for the new generation of library discovery services that are based on indexed search. These discovery services are primarily based upon indexes derived from journals, ebooks and other electronic information of a scholarly nature. The content comes from a range of information providers and products–commercial, open access, institutional, etc. Given the growing interest and activity in the interactions between information providers and discovery services, this group is interested in establishing a more standard set of practices for the ways that content is represented in discovery services and for the interactions between the creators of these services and the information providers whose resources they represent.

If you are interested in the discovery of information, as a publisher, consumer of information, library or otherwise, please take the time to read and comment on this recommended practice.

Spend some time with the In Scope and Out of Scope sections.

So that your comments reflect what the recommendation intended to cover and not what you would prefer that it covered. (That’s advice I need to heed as well.)

ResourceSync Framework Specification

Monday, February 11th, 2013

NISO and OAI Release Draft for Comments of ResourceSync Framework Specification

From the post:

NISO and the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) announce the release of a beta draft for comments of the ResourceSync Framework Specification for the web consisting of various capabilities that allow third-party systems to remain synchronized with a server’s evolving resources. The ResourceSync joint project, funded with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the JISC, was initiated to develop a new open standard on the real-time synchronization of Web resources.

Increasingly, large-scale digital collections are available from multiple hosting locations, are cached at multiple servers, and leveraged by several services. This proliferation of replicated copies of works or data on the Internet has created an increasingly challenging problem of keeping the repositories’ holdings and the services that leverage them up-to-date and accurate. The ResourceSync draft specification introduces a range of easy to implement capabilities that a server may support in order to enable remote systems to remain more tightly in step with its evolving resources.

The draft specification is available on the OAI website at: Comments on the draft can be posted on the public discussion forum at:!forum/resourcesync.

For more on the ResourceSync Framework, see the article in the January/February 2013 issue of D-Lib.

For those interested in synchronization of resources. Say from or to topic maps.