There was agreement on the Vision. But not how to get there….
Agreement over metadata http://www.flickr.com/photos/arenamontanus/4970297633/sizes/m/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/yesiamisme/3629393406/sizes/m/in/photostream/ Disagreement over services…
But then there’s the way the web works (and users behave) (Can we really control this?)
With the introduction of data cycles we have a real ecosystem not a one way street and this ecosystem thrives on collaboration, componentization and open data… (Rufus Pollock, OKFN blog, March 31 2011)
By working on a national level to: – Open up metadata about institutional collections – Achieve further clarity and advocacy over licensing (especially around opening up data for reuse) – Provide sustainable technical guidance – Develop core standards guidance for metadata – Engaging the key stakeholders at every level throughout the process
The Discovery ecosystem is… Heterogeneous Resource-orientated (not service) Built on aggregations of metadata Distributed Reliant on persistent global identifiers Striving to work well with global search engines
This is all very well in principle… The next year is about animating the principles on the ground…
user demand, benefit, added-value = sustainability Where‘s the business case?
Beyond rhetoric and hype….we can: Support institutional efficiencies Provide more complete signposts to support richer discovery Increase discoverability of hidden collections Leverage aggregators to exploit data for us Leverage the technical creativity of others & innovate
And maybe recast the value chain New business models New value propositions New purpose?