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Documentation on the Reuse Library Interoperability Group (RIG)


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UNIT NAME
RIG
VERSION
None
ORIGIN
Reuse Library Interoperability Group (RIG)
REVIEW CODE
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INET ADDRESS
ddikel@ajpo.sei.cmu.edu
AUTHOR
RIG
RIGHTS
Released to the public; distribution unlimited
COPYRIGHT
RIG
LOCATION
PAL

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ABSTRACT

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.


REVISION HISTORY

9 Aug 93  RIG  Initial release to the PAL


RELEASE NOTICE

Released to the public


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