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Description of STARS Asset Library Open Architecture Framework (ALOAF)


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ASSET PROFILE

UNIT NAME
ALOAF
VERSION
1.2
ORIGIN
ASSET
REVIEW CODE
OK
INET ADDRESS
librarian@source.asset.com
AUTHOR
Paramax
RIGHTS
Approved for public release; distribution unlimited
COPYRIGHT
1992 Paramax
LOCATION
ASSET
PAL

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ABSTRACT

ASSET_A_251:  ALOAF (Asset Library Open Architecture Framework)
     The STARS Asset Library Open Architecture Framework (ALOAF)
facilitates the exchange of reusable assets among diverse libraries and
facilitates the  construction of reuse tools that are portable between
asset libraries. The asset interchange objective focuses the STARS ALOAF
upon the information needed to  systematically organize and describe
assets stored within an asset library.   The ALOAF addresses the
interchange of assets and their associated asset  descriptions and model
information through the ALOAF Data Modeling and Asset  Interchange
Specification.  The portable reuse tools objective focuses the  STARS
ALOAF upon the asset library services and standard interfaces needed by 
reuse-based library tools. The ability to create portable reuse-based
library  tools is addressed by the ALOAF Service Model along with their
ALOAF  Programmatic Interfaces.
     Asset interchange and asset service interfaces are critical
elements in achieving a broader objective - asset libraries which
interoperate to such  an extent that the boundaries between individual
libraries become invisible to  the end user.  In general terms, this is
the STARS vision of "seamless" library interoperation.


REVISION HISTORY

14 August 1992      Paramax  Initial release to ASSET
20 December 1993    ASSET    Initial release to the PAL


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Approved for public release; distribution unlimited


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