The Aquifer Technology/Architecture Working Group seeks input from DLF Forum
attendees on asset action development. Please attend a Birds of a Feather
session, Tuesday April 29th, 2:30-3:30 in Greenway F-H, second floor.
A description of the session, Asset Actions Next Steps, follows. Background
information is available on from the Working Group wiki at:
Review of the following four documents will provide a good overview of the
Asset Actions: Deep Sharing of Repository Content via Actionable URLs
Asset Action Generation
Using the Thumbgrabber...
Asset Action Use Cases
Asset Actions Next Steps: Atom/OAI-ORE and Zotero
The DLF Aquifer project is extending its asset action framework to work with
Atom/OAI-ORE syndication. As libraries move more and more to externally
hosted content like American Social History Online we are seeing the
emergence of the Digital Library as a Service (DLaaS): a service where
content resides outside of its native library system to achieve greater
usability and visibility. In order for libraries and researchers to take
advantage of this type of content we need to develop web agents to create
greater usability. To this end the Aquifer project has offered Asset Actions
as a model for this type of usable content.
An asset action package is an XML-defined set of actionable URIs for a
digital resource that delivers named, typed actions for that resource.
Packages are made up of action groups, which are sets of actions, with an
optional set of parameters that are specific to the group. Every asset
action package contains at least a "default" action group that provides a
basic high-level set of actions. Recent work in implementation of the
framework has focused on Zotero integration to take advantage of Asset
Actions via Atom/OAI-ORE. This discussion session will focus on the recent
work in this area from the Aquifer Technology and Architecture Working Group.