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Resource Discovery Infrastructure - what if we were starting from scratch?

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Presentation give at inaugural meeting of JISC Resource Discovery Infrastructure Taskforce 25/11/08

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Resource Discovery Infrastructure - what if we were starting from scratch?

  1. 1. Z39.50 Federated Search SRU/SRW FRAD FRBR ISBD AACR2 AACR RDA MARC MAB UKMARC MARC21 OCLC CURL RLG OPAC Catalogue
  2. 2. WOW! Wow!
  3. 6. Ranganathan’s 5 Laws <ul><li>Books are for use </li></ul><ul><li>Every person his or her book </li></ul><ul><li>Every book its reader </li></ul><ul><li>Save the time of the reader </li></ul><ul><li>A library is a growing organism </li></ul>
  4. 8. Resources Resources Resources Resources Resources Resources
  5. 15. All Resources
  6. 16. Resources Resources Resources Resources Resources Resources
  7. 18. VS
  8. 21. 1 2 3 A B B
  9. 22. Build Indexes, not ‘Catalogues’
  10. 25. Acknowledgements <ul><li>Cuniform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewscott/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alexandrian Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Ancientlibraryalex.jpg </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bombay Clocks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/mybigtrip/ </li></ul></ul>
  11. 26. Acknowledgements <ul><li>Melvil Dewey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melvil_Dewey </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Davis, Oswald Harcourt, 1882-1962 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/yolaleah/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The card catalog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/misshaley/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hammond Card Cataloger </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.libraryhistorybuff.com/library-bureau.htm </li></ul></ul>
  12. 27. Acknowledgements <ul><li>Charles Cutter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.gslis.mcgill.ca/100th/1904-1930.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sir Tim Berners-Lee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Tim_Berners-Lee.jpg </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Logo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.google.co.uk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Yahoo logo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://uk.yahoo.com </li></ul></ul>
  13. 28. Acknowledgements <ul><li>Rotunda Spokes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinl8888/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sheep Portrait </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/66164549@N00/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Pied Piper of Sheep </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/kman999/ </li></ul></ul>

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