PRIDE Architecture and Interfaces &
PRIDE Logical Components and Integration Designs

Work Package 2 of Telematics for Libraries project PRIDE (LB 5624)
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1. Introduction

The PRIDE project will implement and demonstrate the use of a combined directory service that has integrated support for both Patron Information (e.g. information about people and organisations) and Service Information (e.g. information needed to contact remote networked services).

The PRIDE demonstrator will comprise:

This document provides a high level functional specification of the PRIDE demonstrator, identifying the key architectural components and noting any existing software that will be re-used and integrated. It builds on D2.2.1 - PRIDE Requirements & Success Factors to provide the baseline for D3.1.1 - Consolidated PRIDE Design that will be written during Phase 2 of the project.

1.1 Demonstration Goals

The PRIDE demonstrator will investigate and demonstrate the following functional areas:

The demonstrator system will allow our initial premises and design decisions to be assessed. This assessment will be undertaken later in the project, both from a user point of view and from a technical point of view.

1.2 Section Overview

The remainder of this document explores the listed functional areas by providing a high level view of the functional units required for their implementation in the demonstrator.

We begin with a discussion of the classes of component that will form the system. These are: the directory itself; mechanisms to access the directory; harvesters and agents; and directory enabled proxy applications.

This is followed by a system level view where the integration and proritorization of the various components is considered.

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PRIDE Logical Components and Integration Designs