Jun 22 – 24, 2011
University of Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

Aggregation Services

Jun 22, 2011, 3:35 PM
University of Geneva

University of Geneva


Mr Paul Walk (UKOLN)


A number of developments in the UK are focussed on the use of 'aggregation' services as an approach to providing services to support resource discovery. This talk will describe some of the issues raised by this approach, and will attempt to describe patterns and 'anti-patterns' in the design of such services. Some of these issues will be explored in a later workshop at the conference. For the interested, some of these aspects are described in these three (loosely)related blog-posts: Institutions and the Web done better: http://blog.paulwalk.net/2010/09/21/institutions-and-the-web-done-better/ Aggregation and the Resource Discovery Taskforce vision: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/jisc-ie/blog/2010/08/19/aggregation-and-the-resource-discovery-%20taskforce-vision/ An infrastructure service anti-pattern: http://blog.paulwalk.net/2009/12/07/an-infrastructure-service-anti-pattern/

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