Library Systems & Interoperability: NISO Webinar Q&ABelow are listed questions that were submitted during the NISO webinar, "Library Systems & Interoperability: Breaking Down Silos." Answers from the presenters will be added shortly. Not all the questions could be responded to during the live webinar, so those that could not be addressed at the time are also included below.
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Webinar Questions & Answers
June 10, 2009
- Question: Is there interoperability with Counter
Standards [and CORE]?
- Question: What will the required training necessary to
gain the skills to use this application [CORE]?
- Question: How do you envision CORE relating to the
Institutional Identifiers standard that is also being worked on by
- Question: How will OCLC achieve economies of scale and
still protect patron confidentiality?
- Question: Could Andrew explain the elephant logo; what
was the 'name' of the consortium?
Answer: That logo is for the Hathi Trust. More information at www.hathitrust.org
- Question: Mark, this approach seems to replace one sort
of interoperability (Z39.50/ZING/SRW-SRU) with a different level of
interoperability to allow for local manipulation and/or
presentation. Does this suggest that the early interopability
efforts (Z39.50, OpenURL) are obsolete?
- Question: Regarding CORE, was the use case of paying
author fees considered?
- Question: When will 'real interoperability'
actually hit libraries. By that time, will more aggressive and
entrepreneurial enterprises have figured out the puzzle?
- Question: Andrew: Will OCLC be engaging an advisory
committee for its webscale work? Accepting volunteers?