The Potential for Web Services to Enhance Information Access to Legacy Data: An Exploratory Study and Application Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title The Potential for Web Services to Enhance Information Access to Legacy Data: An Exploratory Study and Application

Creator

  • Author: Oguz, Fatih
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas
  • Author: Moen, William E.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas

Contributor

  • Organizer of meeting: American Society for Information Science and Technology
    Contributor Type: Organization

Date

  • Creation: 2005-02-16

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This paper presents an overview of an exploratory research project to identify, describe, and investigate the applicability of the Web services (WS) approach to access legacy data.
  • Physical Description: 2 p.

Subject

  • Keyword: web services
  • Keyword: legacy systems
  • Keyword: extensible markup language

Source

  • Conference: Sixty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T), 2006, Austin, Texas, United States

Collection

  • Name: UNT Scholarly Works
    Code: UNTSW

Institution

  • Name: UNT College of Information
    Code: UNTCOI

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Paper

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc36314

Degree

  • Academic Department: Library and Information Science
  • Academic Department: Texas Center for Digital Knowledge

Note

  • Display Note: This is the pre-print version. The final, definitive version has been published in the Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST), 43:1, November, 2006.
  • Display Note: Abstract: This paper presents an overview of an exploratory research project to identify, describe, and investigate the applicability of the Web services (WS) approach to access legacy data. In the Z Texas Implementation Component of the Library of Texas (ZLOT) project, the ZLOT technical team has implemented a multi-purpose Texas Library Directory Database (TLDD) that is used as a back-end database to support the Library of Texas (LOT) Resource Discovery Service (RDS). The researchers developed and implemented a prototype WS application to show how a legacy system can be accessed and its data can be searched and retrieved. This study focused on understanding how requests and responses between software applications are encoded in Extensible Markup Language (XML).