Thursday, August 18, 2005

Integrating Information Resources: Principles, Technologies, and Approaches [California Digital Library]

excerpt: The California Digital Library (CDL) was awarded a two-year National Science Foundation grant in 2003 to build on and enhance the National Science Digital Library (NSDL)1. As part of this research project, CDL is building a prototype service that will demonstrate how NSDL collections can be integrated with other library science and technology collections (e.g., licensed commercial databases).

A stated deliverable of this project is a “formal review of products, technologies, and approaches available to the CDL to build the integration service as specified.” This review is to “provide a broad analytical overview that will be valuable to anyone interested in the current state-of-the-art in the market for federation, integration, and customization of networked information resources.”