Two proof-of-concept services have been developed to demonstrate how a global network of registries might support useful services for innovation and research. These first two demonstrators both show how such a network can provide powerful information on collections of scholarly materials from around the world.
Demonstrator 1: The ANDS Collection/Service Registry global pilot
This demonstrator aggregates records from three collection/service registries into a combined registry run as a demonstration by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS). The aggregated pool of records from Australia, UK, and USA, can be searched and browsed using the ORCA software interface. Aggregation is performed using the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting with the RIF-CS Interchange format.
View pilot: http://services.ands.org.au/global/orca/rda/.
Demonstrator 2: The LibraryFind Global Pilot
This demonstrator shows the usage of meta-search, or the querying of registries distributed over three different continents. It supports distributed search protocols such as Z 39.50, SRU/SRW, and Open Search, as well as OAI-PMH aggregation.