This column aims to investigate the possibilities of web services for the integration of information with relevant services.
This is a viewpoint paper.
This column encourages the exploration of web services based on careful analysis and semantic ontologies in order to provide relevant integration of services and information.
The rapid proliferation of web services – whether RESTful or SOAP based – offers many opportunities both internally and externally for libraries, but the adoption of web services needs to be tempered with careful planning and analysis.
The column offers some interesting suggestions for exploring theoretical options in the adoption of web service information and services. Some technical aspects of web service technology are discussed and then related to the core mission of librarianship, which is to assist patrons in navigating the great breadth of data available in increasing quantities via web service technology.
Fox, R. (2011), "Information fluid dynamics", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 27 No. 2, pp. 87-94. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650751111135382Download as .RIS
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