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to contrast the enthusiasm for the centralisation implied in aggregation …
… with what is clearly the main Internet game:
exploiting that things are now 'remote, digital and published’
‘ aggregation’ is not a goal , not an end in itself
aggregation is an intervention to be used for some strategic purpose
… and that strategic purpose is twofold:
… is to help ensure researchers, students and their teachers have ease of access to online scholarly resources P.Burnhill, Edinburgh 2009; 2001 Creative Commons licensing and the purpose of ‘discoverability’ … making it easier for humans: hiding complexity in underlying data making it easier for machines: exposing complexity in underlying data licence to use usability authorisation open restricted reliability well-seamed interoperability functionality anytime/place convenience Machine as User “ ease” access to content & services “ continuity”
… to help ensure researchers, students and their teachers have ease [and continuity] of access to online scholarly resources “ ease” “ continuity” P.Burnhill, Edinburgh 2009; 2001 access to content & services open Our shared & central task … make it easier for machines: expose complexity and relationships in underlying data usability open stewardship orphan content back content preservation licence to use usability authorisation Creative Commons licensing
“ key concept in RDTF Vision is aggregation , directly or represented through metadata”
Propose we regard aggregation as intervention t o exploit the telematic opportunity for things are 'remote, digital & published’
In my mind the phrase derives from an IASSIST conference in 1990
the international data librarian and archivist’s meeting, with the title, 'Numbers, pictures, words and sounds: priorities for the 1990s’. We were exploring what it meant with the Internet if we regarded all as ‘remote and published’.
the Web in mid-1990s simplified and so improved so much
But unfortunately, even now , much which is online and on the Web is badly or inadequately published …
We have to improve, re-interpreting what it means to be ‘well-published’
The RDTF Vision and the ‘Discovery metadata ecology’ are intended to enable that improvement and enhance ‘discoverability’
recognising that the public/ audience /readership for any given work, service or aggregation is now machine as well as human .