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Texas Library Directory Web Services Application: The Potential for Web Services to Enhance Information Access to Legacy Data

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Fatih Oguz, Assistant Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

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 multipurpose 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 XML.

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Publication
Proceedings of the International Conference on Next Generation Web Services Practices (NWeSP’06)
Language: English
Date: 2006
Keywords
Texas Library Directory Web Services Application, Web services, information access, legacy data, Z Texas Implementation Component of the Library of Texas, Texas Library Directory Database, XML