Documentation on the Reuse Library Interoperability Group (RIG)
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The Reuse Library Interoperability Group (RIG) is a volunteer, consensus-based organization composed of members from government, academia, and industry. Its purpose is to cooperatively draft standards for the interoperability of reuse libraries. Several reuse libraries, both public and private, already exist today. The advantage is that a diverse approach will speed technological innovation, permit specialization within given subject areas, and provide a variety of interfaces, fee structures and distribution mechanisms to suit a variety of users. The disadvantage, of course, is that libraries would have to duplicate their holdings. The solution is to permit libraries to interoperate so that a user of any library can access, under appropriate terms, the holdings of any other library. This kind of interoperability permits one to view the storing of components as an activity which is distinct from the value-added cataloguing or processing of those components. The result may be an industry where, freed from the requirement to store huge amounts of data, an entrepreneur can find a variety of value-added niches, e.g., providing evaluations of components stored elsewhere, cataloguing special purpose collections, providing diskette and hardcopy distribution, providing consulting and integration services, etc. The RIG's goal is to draft standards which will facilitate interoperability. See overview.txt for background on and organization of the RIG.
9 Aug 93 RIG Initial release to the PAL
Released to the public
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