Categories: NewsFlash Date: Oct 14, 2010 Title: RFC version of DL.org Cookbook ReleasedChartered with addressing interoperability challenges, the DL.org project and its contributing experts have produced a Request for Comment version of the Technology and Methodology Digital Library Cookbook.The Cookbook is aimed at collecting and describing a portfolio of best practices and pattern solutions to common challenges face when it comes to developing large-scale interoperable Digital Library systems.
The demand for powerful and rich Digital Libraries capable of supporting a broad variety of interdisciplinary activities and the pressing need to address the data deluge are intimately bound up with the increasing need for "building by re-use" and "sharing". Interoperability plays a crucial role in responding to these needs. Despite efforts to address interoperability, current solutions are still limited. The lack of a systematic approach on the one hand and scarce knowledge of current solutions adopted on the other are among the main impediments to interoperability. What's more, solutions are all too often confined to the systems they have been designed for.
With the current landscape firmly in mind, DL.org has produced this first Request for Comment version of the Cookbook, which should not be considered neither authoritative nor final but rather as a "work in progress" with the aim of enhancing it through external feedback.
Contributing to the Cookbook
Requests for Comments regard both the Cookbook as a whole, as well as on any of its components by leveraging expertise outside the DL.org project. The Cookbook main components are:
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