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UKOLN is based at the University of Bath.

Interoperability Focus

About Interoperability Focus

Interoperability Focus was a national activity, jointly funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the Further and Higher Education Funding Councils and Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA).

During 2007-8 the Interoperability Focus activity became deprecated, as staff focussed their work on other areas.

This page is therefore left for archival purposes.


Based within UKOLN, Interoperability Focus works closely with other staff on a range of issues including metadata, distributed systems and public library networking. Interoperability Focus also has a special interest in moving beyond the library sphere, specifically encompassing museums, archives, and other aspects of the cultural heritage, as well as Government and community information.

Who are Interoperability Focus?

The work of the Focus was shared amongst the following UKOLN staff:


An archive of the Interoperability Focus Web site is available on the Internet Archive (*/ On 5 June 2013 this Web site had been crawled 139 times going back to 27 April 1999. The most recent archive was taken on 12 March 2013.

Note that this Web site is alaso available on the UK Web archive.