Terminology Services (Metadata Switch)

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This project explored techniques for offering accessible, modular, web-based terminology services.

Project description

As a subproject of the Metadata Switch Project, this project explored techniques for mapping knowledge organization resources, encoding vocabularies using existing and emerging standards, and searching and distributing vocabulary resources via web-based protocols. The project was completed in December 2003.

A successor project, which extends the capabilities of the exploratory project, was started in 2004.

Project team

We are a worldwide library cooperative, owned, governed and sustained by members since 1967. Our public purpose is a statement of commitment to each other—that we will work together to improve access to the information held in libraries around the globe, and find ways to reduce costs for libraries through collaboration.