In 2010, the JISC and RLUK Resource Discovery Taskforce (RDTF), which involves national stakeholders from the libraries, archives and museums, set out a Vision for making the most of UK scholarly and cultural resources by best positioning their metadata for discovery and reuse within the global information ecosystem.
The RDTF Vision states that in order to realise it’s objectives there must be “Open metadata about institutional collections that is collected into a data layer consisting of a number of discrete aggregations”. While the majority of this guide focuses on the publication open bibliographic metadata, the use cases linked here describe possible types of aggregations that could be built on bibliographic, and other, open metadata.
- AUC-01. Create homogeneous from heterogeneous
- AUC-02. Serve the long tail
- AUC-03. Support collection management
- AUC-04. Provide a Data Enhancement Service
- AUC-05. Enable resource sharing across institutions
- AUC-06. Offer a platform for developers & data processing
- AUC-07. Mainstream special collections
- AUC-08. Access resources across domains
- AUC-09. Represent a thematic collection
- AUC-10. Satisfy interdisciplinary enquiry
- AUC-11. Use collection descriptions as an entry point
- AUC-12. Generate a recommendation service
- AUC-13. Create a ‘First Stop Shop’