Category Archives: architecture

Why should reuse be hard?

By far the most widely cited paper with my name on it is a 1995 paper on architectural mismatch.  The journal version of the paper was subtitled “Why reuse is so hard”.  It was a paper about failure, rather than … Continue reading

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Learn more about ILS discovery interfaces

I’m presenting today at a NISO webinar on interoperability, giving an overview of the work I did with a Digital Library Federation task group to produce recommendations for standard APIs for ILS’s supporting information discovery applications. I’ll include a link … Continue reading

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Open catalog APIs and data: ALA presentation notes posted

I’ve now posted my materials for the two panels I participated in at ALA Midwinter. I have slides  available for “Opening the ILS for Discovery: The Digital Library Federation’s ILS-Discovery Interface Recommendations“, a presentation for LITA’s Next Generation Catalog interest … Continue reading

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Revised ILS-Discovery interface recommendation released

I’ve just sent the following announcement out to the ILS-Discovery Interface Google Group: The Digital Library Federation’s ILS-DI task group has officially released revision 1.1 of their recommendation for standard interfaces for integrating the data and services of the Integrated … Continue reading

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DLF ILS Discovery Interfaces: Revised recommendation draft open for comments

Today we released a draft of “revision 1.1” of the ILS Discovery Interfaces recommendation. As I discussed in my previous post, this revision is intended to clarify the implementation of the Basic Discovery Interfaces recommended for integrated library systems (ILS’s), … Continue reading

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Update on ILS-Discovery Interface work

It’s been a while since I posted about the official release of the Digital Library Federation’s ILS Discovery interface recommendation. Marshall Breeding recently posted a useful update on the further development of the interfaces at Library Technology Guides. As the … Continue reading

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