Work Package 11
The BIBLINK Demonstrator
The BIBLINK demonstrator primarily consists of the 'BIBLINK workspace'
- a shared, virtual workspace for the exchange of metadata between
publishers, NBAs and other third parties such as the ISSN International
Centre. The workspace allows publishers to 'upload' metadata about
electronic publications using email or the Web. NBAs and third parties
are able to 'download' this metadata, enhance it in various ways and
then 'upload' the enhanced metadata back to the workspace. The intention
is that NBAs will use the enhanced metadata as the basis of a record in
the national bibliography if appropriate. Publishers are also able
to 'download' the enhanced metadata for use in their own systems. The
metadata is stored and exchanged in several syntaxes, including HTML,
SGML, UNIMARC and the national MARC formats of the participating partners.
The software development for the workspace was sub-contracted to Jouve, Paris.