ILI 2005 Conference - October 2005
The following talk was given at the
Internet Librarian International
2005 Conference held at the Copthorne Tara Hotel, London,
on Monday 10th - Tuesday 11th October 2005.
Please note that three other contributions were made at the conference.
- Facing The Challenges Of A Standards-Based Approach To Web Development
- Web development work within the library sector usually seeks to make use of
open standards in order to ensure application- and device-independence, widespread
accessibility and interoperability. In practice, however, open standards may be
difficult or expensive to deploy. Indeed open standards may even fail to gain
widespread market acceptance. Rather than abandoning a commitment to open standards
in this talk Brian Kelly will argue the need to adopt an open standards culture,
which acknowledges the benefits of open standards, yet provides sufficient
flexibility to recognise times when proprietary solutions may be appropriate or
open standards too immature to be widely adopted. An approach which can help in
the selection of standards will be described, together with a description of a
framework for use of open standards.
- Date And Time
- The session took place in the "Using Open Standards and Open Source Software"
session from 13:45-14:45 on 11th October, 2005.
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