The common information environment: a newly emerged concept

Gordon Dunsire

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    This paper gives a brief description of the background and emergence of the concept of a common information environment. It offers a set of characteristics that define implementations of the concept, and describes some of the associated issues. A discussion of scaling factors leads to the conclusion that smaller countries are at the best scale and scope to achieve good benefits from public investment in a common information environment. Recent developments associated with the implementation of a common information environment in Scotland are described.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event9th Seminar on Archives, Libraries, Museums - Poreč, Croatia
    Duration: 23 Nov 200525 Nov 2005


    Conference9th Seminar on Archives, Libraries, Museums
    CityPoreč, Croatia


    • interoperability
    • metadata
    • common information environment
    • terminologies
    • catalogues
    • Scotland


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