Wednesday, January 22, 2003

OCLC Research

The latest OCLC Newsletter has an article "OCLC Research Projects" There is an interesting set of projects, the Metadata Switch
an umbrella activity for a set of projects which are constructing experimental modular services that add value to metadata. A partial listing of such services includes:
  • harvesting metadata
  • 'fusion' of metadata from different sources
  • schema transformation
  • enrichment or augmentation of records with various types of data
  • terminology and name authority services
We will also be testing how to expose this functionality as 'web services', modular web-based machine-to-machine applications which can be combined in various ways.
The OCLC Research Projects page also offers open source tools, four projects concerned with FRBR, and many others.

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