This column aims to examine the issue of modular library technology infrastructure, and how it can help libraries to offer more flexible services to patrons.
This column is exploratory, and looks at the pros and cons of various technology approaches to digital library services.
In order to remain flexible with regard to the evolving needs of patrons, libraries should seriously consider a technology model which would allow the digital library to offer more responsive services to patrons. It is suggested that a deeper look at service‐oriented architecture (SOA) design principles as opposed to the standard model of large monolithic systems be examined and adopted.
This column offers alternatives in the area of digital library services, and focuses primarily on the possibilities rendered by service‐oriented architectures and robust web services.
Fox, R. (2009), "The advent of twenty‐first century library services", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 25 No. 1, pp. 8-15. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650750910931878Download as .RIS
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