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Sep 22, 2011 Publishes 4 Booklets - Digital Library Interoperability, Best Practices & Modelling Foundations - is deligthed to announce the publication of four booklets: Digital Library Manifesto, Reference Model - In a Nutshell, Checklist and Interoperability Cookbook, capturing the main outputs of this two-year project. The outputs leverage international expertise to enable the Library & Information Science community of professionals, students and research community.
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Posted by: stephanie Innovative Approach: Digital Library interoperability is a complex, mult-layered and context-specific concept that encompasses different layers along a multi-dimensional spectrum ranging from organisational to technical aspects. is the first initiative to address interoperability from the perspectives of the six core concepts charactising a Digital Library: Content, User, Functionality, Policy, Quality and Architecture. The main outputs are: Digital Library Reference Model, The Digital Library Manifesto, The Digital Library Reference Model in a Nutshell, the Conformance Check List and the Cookbook, each designed to guide and support the diverse players that face the challenges of the complex digital library universe.

To make focused progress on interoperability, we need to work against a joint conceptual framework such as the Digital Library Reference Model with its core domains: Content, User, Functionality, Policy, Quality and Architecture and consider the three levels of interoperability - technical, semantic, organisational - within the Interoperability  Framework.” Wolfram Horstmann, CIO Scholarly Information at Bielefeld University, Germany