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1 Making distributed configuration simple with the Torus Mike Taylor, Index Data

2 Making distributed configuration as simple as possible with the Torus Mike Taylor, Index Data

3 Making distributed configuration as simple as possible but no simpler with the Torus Mike Taylor, Index Data

4 Goals for this talk

5 1. Do not display any XML on the screen.

6 Goals for this talk 1. Do not display any XML on the screen

7 Goals for this talk 1. Do not display any XML on the screen Profit!

8 The problem Suppose you have a metasearch engine.... such as Index Data's fine pazpar2, freely available from How do you choose the target databases? How do you configure how they appear?

9 Candidate solutions ISO/IEC 11179? Too complex

10 Candidate solutions ISO/IEC 11179? Too complex UDDI? WAY too complex

11 Candidate solutions ISO/IEC 11179? Too complex UDDI? WAY too complex ZeeRex? Also too complex

12 Candidate solutions ISO/IEC 11179? Too complex UDDI? WAY too complex ZeeRex? Also too complex A theme begins to emerge...

13 Candidate solutions ISO/IEC 11179? Too complex UDDI? WAY too complex ZeeRex? Also too complex A theme begins to emerge... Almost everything considered harmful Almost everything considered harmful

14 Our shiny, new solution

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17 Stop! Think calming thoughts!

18 The Double Bacon Hamburger Fatty Melt From thisiswhyyourefat.com

19 Our shiny, new solution Library of Congress Online Catalog Library Catalog z3950.loc.gov:7090/Voyager 1=1016 1=1003 1=4 1=21 1=30 MARC21 marc-8s UTF8 F

20 Our shiny, new solution Library of Congress Online Catalog Library Catalog z3950.loc.gov:7090/Voyager 1=1016 1=1003 1=4 1=21 1=30 MARC21 marc-8s UTF8 F

21 Our shiny, new solution Display Name:Library of Congress Online Catalog Categories:Library Catalog Z39.50 URL:z3950.loc.gov:7090/Voyager Term Attributes:1=1016 Author Attributes: 1=1003 Title Attributes: 1=4 Subject Attributes:1=21 Date Attributes: 1=30 Request Syntax:MARC21 Record Encoding:marc-8s Query Encoding:UTF8 Element Set:F

22 Target profiles are simple things Lots of other data objects are simple, too. Using a simple, flat, bag-of-fields model opens up new possibilities Translucency!

23 Target profiles are simple things Display Name:Library of Congress Online CatalogLC Catalog Categories:Library Catalog Z39.50 URL:z3950.loc.gov:7090/Voyager Term Attributes:1=1016 Author Attributes: 1=10031=1 Title Attributes: 1=4 Subject Attributes:1=21 Date Attributes: 1=30 Request Syntax:MARC21 Record Encoding:marc-8s Query Encoding:UTF8 Element Set:F

24 Translucent Record Store = TORUS

25 Local metasearcher

26 Metasearch provider

27 Local metasearcher Another local metasearcher Metasearch provider

28 Local metasearcher Another local metasearcher Metasearch provider IRSpy pool

29 Local metasearcher Another local metasearcher Metasearch provider IRSpy pool UK higher education pool

30 Local metasearcher Another local metasearcher Metasearch provider IRSpy pool UK higher education pool World higher education pool

31 Thanks for listening Mike Taylor, Index Data


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