In line with the requirement of the JISC's `Information Environment' to provide sharable collection descriptions for MIMAS resources, MIMAS has developed a metadata application, implemented using the same architecture as the Metadatabase, to provide collection description metadata for its resources, based on the Research Support Libraries Programme (RSLP) Collection Level Description (CLD) Schema. This Collection database contains a record for each top-level collection at MIMAS, corresponding to the top-level descriptions of the MIMAS services in the Metadatabase.
No further development or use of the Collection database is planned. It has been superseded by development of the JISC Information Environment Service Registry (IESR) for which it formed an early prototype.
The ITAM project was funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) for the UK Higher and Further Education Councils as part of the JISC Services 5/99 DNER Programme.
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