MODELS 3: national resource discovery - organising access to printed
- Clumps page - MODELS 3 developed the
concept of 'clumps', groups of distributed catalogues which can be
searched together. Clump technical documents including the MODELS Z39.50
Interoperability Profile are available.
- The EUROPAGATE web to
Z39.50 software demonstrates a basic clump service. It allows a group of
catalogues to be searched at one time and consolidates the results.
- MODELS 3 also recommended the commissioning of a scoping study to
develop the concept of a 'National Agency for Resource Discovery', which
subsequently became operational as
The original study was jointly funded by the British Library Research
and Innovation Centre and JISC. The final report edited by David Kay is
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