...in which Ross Singer tells us all about his new job at Talis and his work on Jangle, aka Just Another Next Generation Library Environment. Jangle is an effort to connect and expose library resources using the Atom Publishing Protocol, but it's not as easy or obvious to do that as it sounds at first. Ross takes us through the reasoning of why Jangle is a compelling next step in the evolution of library web services and what needs to happen next.
We recorded this interview a few weeks ago, on the day of Halloween, before the U.S. presidential election, so if there's a reference or two to costumes or voting, that's why.
Read more about Jangle at:
- jangle.org, where Version 1.0 of the Jangle specification is now available
- the google group for jangle discussion
- see Ross's lightning talk about Jangle at this past February's code4libcon 2008
- we also mentioned the DLF ILS API
Thanks for keeping it tuned to Library Geeks!