VALA2010 Session 16 Butters

VALA20120Data sets, profiles and standards: creating interoperability & adding value to RFID within Australian libraries

VALA 2010 CONCURRENT SESSION 16 – Usability/Portability
Thursday 11 February 2010 14:55 – 15:25
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VALA Peer Reviewed PaperAlan Butters

Principal Consultant, Sybis

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This paper provides an update on the status of the new ISO data model standard for libraries and explores some of the issues facing Australian libraries wishing to maximise the benefits offered by the new standard. The potential for data profiles to add value in the interoperability context is explored, as are the complexities involved with mixed data profiles at the point of circulation. Some suggested guidelines for the selection of data elements under the standard are also offered for consideration.

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