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Subject: Distributed Service Registry Workshop 14-15 July 2005 -
Registration open

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Distributed Services Workshop
14-15 July 2005
Warwick, UK


UKOLN's work on the JISC Information Environment Service Registry, the
NISO Metasearch Initiative and the Dublin Core Collection Description
Working Group convinces us that 'service registries' (i.e. databases of
descriptions of available collections and services) will be a critical
part of the infrastructure for deploying service-oriented architectures
and that a distributed approach is likely to be required in order that
such services can operate successfully at a national or international

The aim of the workshop is to:

Share knowledge of current approaches in the area of service registries
Consider the policies, IPR and data ownership issues, metadata schema(s)
and protocol(s) necessary to achieve global interoperability of
distributed DL service registries
Agree future work, funding sources and partnerships in this area.


We would like the audience to include a mix of technical and management
staff, practitioners and policy makers from library, eScience/Grid,
research, learning and other backgrounds.

For further information and to register for this event please go to:

Natasha Bishop
Events & Marketing Manager
University of Bath
Bath BA2 7AY

+44 (0) 1225 386256
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