This event is an opportunity to find out how you might be able to make use of the Information Environment Service Registry, a shared service funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee. The IESR is a registry of collections and services that are available within the JISC Information Environment. It has been developed to make it easier for people (and software acting on their behalf) to discover and use materials that will help their learning, teaching and research.
The programme for the day will include speakers from projects which have already made use of the IESR and from representatives of library system vendors, who will explain how they see the service being used by their systems. Members of the IESR project team will describe the information held within the registry and explain the different ways in which it can be accessed. They will also describe plans for the future development of the service, which include providing data through a Web Services interface and in UDDI form. There will also be a chance to feed your own requirements into the development plan for the IESR, if there are particular needs that are not currently being met by the project.
This workshop will be useful for anyone who has a need to access up-to-date information about electronic resources (particularly if they are using machine-to-machine methods) and how to connect to them. It might be useful for individuals working in the context of a university library or institutional portal, or indeed for anyone with a general interest in the description and promotion of these materials.
Institute of Historical Research,
University of London,
London WC1E 7HU
Euston Square - three tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan
Goodge Street - Northern line only
Russell Square - Piccadilly line only
Warren Street - Two tube lines: Northern, Victoria
Map of the area.
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