The purpose of this study is to explore the benefits of using open standards to support the gathering of relevant data from a variety of sources from across an organization's software applications and also from completely external information providers.
The article looks at the history of Koha and Kete projects and their interactions. It features particular concentration on Kete's development.
A focus on supporting open standards and general interoperability not only makes it simple to integrate instances of the two software projects, but also creates larger possibilities for data sharing with a number of web sites and services.
The article examines how a piece of software can act as a productive part of a larger information ecosystem and will be of interest to those in the field.
McGinnis, W. and Ransom, J. (2010), "Kete and Koha: integration built on open standards", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 26 No. 2, pp. 114-122. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650751011048489Download as .RIS
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