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.
XML Bibliographic metadata plus the full text of the article is
included in an XML file.
FAIR is a set of
principles and practices for preservation. Should not be confused with
the use of the same acronym in defense and DOD use in the federal
government. Also see Fairmetrics
for evaluating compliance with FAIR principles and practices.
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
hashing In semantic hashing  documents are mapped to memory
addresses by means of a neural network in such a way that semantically
similar documents are located at nearby addresses.
A continuing resource issued in a succession of discrete issues or
parts, usually bearing numbering, that has no predetermined
Examples: Journals, magazines, electronic journals, ongoing
directories, annual reports, newspapers, monograph 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 Microfilm International (www.umi.com redirects to ProQuest) is currently owned by Bell
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 catalog or union database allows
for better retrieval of records than simply constructing a title or
ISBN/ISSN based URL.