Eric Childress

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This paper describes a prototype for a Web service that translates between pairs of metadata schemas. Despite a current trend toward encoding in XML and XSLT, we present arguments for a design that features a more distinct separation of syntax from semantics. The result is a system that auomates routine processes, has a well-defined place for human input,(More)
Note: This is a revised pre-print version of a paper forthcoming in LITA guide to e-scholarship (working title), ed. Debra Shapiro. Date of this version: February 2005. Please cite the published version; a suggested citation appears below. Abstract The academic library is not an end in itself. It supports research, learning and scholarship, and it must(More)
Waters for reviewing an earlier draft of this paper. Their comments and suggestions greatly improved the final version. We would also like to thank the attendees of the CNI 2014 Spring Meeting project briefing to whom we presented the ideas discussed in this paper. We appreciate their lively engagement. The ways and means of conducting scholarly inquiry are(More)
This paper presents an approach for providing terminology Web services for controlled vocabulary terms. Services are implemented within a service oriented framework. A set of experimental services for genre vocabularies is provided through the MS Office Research pane, a built-in feature of Internet Explorer (IE) when users have loaded MS Office 2003. Web(More)
A NISO Recommended Practice is a recommended " best practice " or " guideline " for methods, materials, or practices in order to give guidance to the user. Such documents usually represent a leading edge, exceptional model, or proven industry practice. All elements of Recommended Practices are discretionary and may be used as stated or modified by the user(More)