SR-TARGET/PARAGON

Keywords: SR; OPAC; sound archives; OSI; mOSI; TCP/IP

Proposal No: 3034


Additional information is available from the PARAGON web site . (http://mediator.uni-c.dk/paragon)


Theme:
SR target development and their interconnection (Theme 9 bis)
Project description:
The project will:
- Analyse the specific problems related to the use of SR target protocol in sound archives.
- Develop and implement an SR target in connection with the catalogues developed by the JUKEBOX project, including access to media archives ordinary catalogues.
- Compile and publish guidelines which can be used by OPAC owners and implementers, describing the experience gained during the definition and implementation of the SR target systems.
The project will address potential problems regarding copyright on catalogue information, which might restrict the possibilities of libraries (and archives) to offer external access to their catalogues.
The project will also address questions regarding the implementation of OSI communication protocols and use of reduced communicating stacks such as mOSI and thinOSI. The use of TCP/IP will also be investigated. It is an important part of PARAGON to investigate the possibility of implementing SR on top of these "slimmer" protocols and facilitate the exploitation of the results.
Technical approach:
The project was structured into two phases divided into six workpackages, as follows:
PHASE 1: SPECIFICATION AND DEVELOPMENT
PHASE 2: TEST AND EVALUATION
Key issues:
Impact and expected results:
More SR targets available for SR origin applications (e.g. SOCKER ) and targets available to other projects developing SR origin clients.
An overall positive evaluation based on a successful implementation will encourage more OPAC owners and developers to adopt the SR protocol. In addition, the porting of the SR origin to Microsoft Windows will boost the number of origin systems and this will increase the pressure on libraries by end-users to implement SR target services.
In effect, this adoption of a common protocol will guide Europe towards the obvious benefits of uniform access to its immense collections of bibliographic materials.
Deliverables
The main deliverable is the SR software prototype. Its specifications are restricted classification, as are the report on commercial aspects for catalogue services and the end-user evaluation.
In the public domain will be:
Documentation is available from the contact below and from http://mediator.uni-c.dk/paragon .
Expected Duration
18 months
Participants:
Organisation                  Country    Role
UNI-C      DE C          Statsbiblioteket    DK P          
Discoteca di Stato    I P          National Sound Archive (British Library) UK P        
Contact(s):
Ms Birte CHRISTENSEN-DALSGAARD
UNI-C
Oluf Palmes Alle 38
DK-8200 ÅRHUS
Tel.: +45 86 78 44 44
Fax: +45 86 78 44 55
e-mail: recbcd@ums2.uni-c.dk
Status:
Operative commencement date: January 1995
Date:
12th February 1996
 
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