a free, open source (GPL) OpenURL link resolver and electronic resource management system designed for use by library consortia. It supports multiple sites from one server, online management tools, usage statistics, and an advanced journal list system.
Digital Access Management System
Metadata that describes the intellectual content of a file, as opposed to the physical or structural characteristics of the file.
First phase in a research project (followed by validation)
A discovery product consists of an interface directed toward the users of a library to find materials in its collections and subsequently to gain access to items of interest through the appropriate mechanisms. Discovery products tend to be independent from the specific applications that libraries implement to manage resources, such as integrated library systems, library services platforms, repository platforms, or electronic resource management systems. In most cases they provide access to multiple types of materials, independently of the management platform involved. Discovery products provide an interface with search and retrieval capabilities, often with features such as relevancy-based ordering of search results, facets presented that can be selected to narrow results according to specific categories, contributors, or date ranges, and tools to identify related materials or to refine search queries. Discovery products will use mechanisms appropriate to location, content type and license arrangement to provide access to materials. These mechanisms might include identifying the current location and status of a physical item with service options to request the item be held or delivered, to provide linking or direct viewing or download of articles, chapters, e-books, or other textual items available electronically, and presentation of digital images or multi-media content. Discovery products may also have social features that enable library patrons to comment, review, rate, or recommend content items or to interact dynamically with other patrons.
Joint Steering Committee for the Development of RDA
Electronic encoding of content.
Note: Any individual article may have one or more renditions. Sometimes these are provided by the content provider, though sometimes they must be created by the recipient. For example, the following are all different renditions of the same content:
A PDF file of page images of the article
A set of TIFF images of each page of the article
A content owner-provided HTML file of the article
An HTML file that is created on the fly from full-text XML provided by the content owner
A continuing resource issued in a succession of discrete issues or parts, usually bearing numbering, that has no
Examples: Journals, magazines, electronic journals, ongoing directories, annual reports, newspapers, monographic series, and also those journals, magazines, and newsletters of limited duration that otherwise bear all the characteristics of serials (e.g., newsletter of an event). Source: ISO 3297
The smallest self-contained portion of a serial.
Examples: Articles, letters, reviews, case studies, front matter (in contrast to volumes or issues)
Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative. It is a standard protocol (ANSI/NISO Z39.93-2003) that can be used by electronic resource management (ERM) systems (and other systems) to automate the transport of COUNTER formatted usage statistics. It can also be used to retrieve non-COUNTER reports that meet the specified requirements for retrieval by SUSHI.
UL and AUL are University Librarian and Associate/Assistance University Librarian
UMI - University Microfilm International (www.umi.com redirects to ProQuest) is currently owned by Bell & Howell
A set of protocol and specifications encompassing client server technology and the interchange of data, metadata, and Metrics
Information Services and Use Metrics & Statistics for Libraries and Information Providers – Data Dictionary
UseZ39.50 to look for records in a catalogue or union database allows for better retrieval of records than simply constructing a title or ISBN/ISSN based URL.