Is there someone out there who can enlighten me re whether or how
OpenURL, a standard created specifically for the purpose of linking by
this very community, plays into the Linking bit of this effort?
Peter Brantley wrote:
> The DLF, and major vendors and application developers in the library
> software marketplace, have announced a major agreement to develop
> standardized, interoperable interfaces for basic operations supporting
> search and retrieval of bibliographic items.
> Standardized interfaces that work across different ILSs make it easier
> for libraries to add new applications, both open-source and vendor-
> supplied, that advance their customers' needs. Libraries seek interfaces
> that allow ILS data to be aggregated for indexing and search, that allow
> real-time search and query of ILS data, that support customer
> information and borrower services, and that allow embedding and
> interaction between OPACs and search interfaces.
> The agreement has the support of the following vendors and
> # Talis
> # Ex Libris
> # LibLime
> # BiblioCommons
> # SirsiDynix
> # Polaris Library Systems
> # VTLS
> # California Digital Library
> # OCLC
> # Serial Solutions / AquaBrowser
> The initial announcement is here:
> I want to credit the work of those most associated with this effort,
> the DLF ILS Discovery Interface task force:
> * John Mark Ockerbloom, Univ. of Penn. (chair)
> * Terry Reese, Oregon State Univ.
> * Patricia Martin, California Digital Library
> * Emily Lynema, North Carolina State Univ.
> * Todd Grappone, Univ. of Southern California
> * Dave Kennedy, Univ. of Maryland
> * David Bucknum, Library of Congress
> * Dianne McCutcheon, National Library of Medicine
> assisted by the following individuals:
> * Dale Flecker, Harvard Univ.
> * Terry Ryan, UCLA
> * Robert Wolven, Columbia Univ.
> * Martin Kurth, Cornell Univ.
> Thank you!
Herbert Van de Sompel
Digital Library Research & Prototyping
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Research Library
tel. +1 505 667 1267