Standards and Initiatives Relating to Portals and OpenURL
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"This chapter describes the function of Handle System technology in making DOIs "actionable" -- through "resolution". It explains what resolution is and discusses the reasons for the choice of Handle technology."
Background information, documentation, and listserv information about the OpenURL Framework standard are provided on the National Information Standards Organization's NISO Committee AX Web site.
NISO-sponsored meetings on OpenURL:
The agenda for the meeting, "OpenURL Day 2003," held on May 13, 2003 was organized by the Center for Scholarly Communication at the Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University and NISO. Notes of this meeting were prepared by John James.
Building on a meeting of metasearch service vendors and content providers in Philadelphia in January 2003 at the American Library Association midwinter conference, NISO has started a MetaSearch Inititative. This initiative will help metasearch vendors and electronic content providers to develop strategies and approaches for improving metasearch services and content delivery and protecting intellectual property, while also helping "libraries to deliver services that distinguish their services from Google and other free web services."
"Shibboleth, a project of Internet2®/MACE, is developing architectures, policy structures, practical technologies, and an open source implementation to support inter-institutional sharing of web resources subject to access controls." [MACE is the "Middleware Architecture Committee for Education" working group in Internet2®]