Bookmarks from within the presentation, with some corrections and additions, available at
The audio of the presentation is at
Overall, I thought it was well-received, but I still don't think most libraries are thinking beyond adding a few Web Services. The main focus for library technology seems to be around the catalogue and adding layers on top of it, not breaking it apart into services. There still seems to be limited concrete action in working on library SOA to integrate with the various frameworks that are out there.
If we can't fix the ILS, maybe we could work on a smaller group addressing issues related to journal article repositories? I didn't even touch on the Fedora Web Services and workflow support in the above presentation.
I basically continue to be concerned about a lot of diverging wheel-reinvention activities, rather than seeing a lot of unifying activities starting to deliver good models and services.
October 15, 2006 SOA BOF - links and thoughts
This is not as-presented, this is a previous version, the reason being that somewhere between Windows PowerPoint 2000 SP3 and Mac PowerPoint X, the clickable weblinks got completely munged. Wedged to the extent that even when I try to fix them in Win PowerPoint 2000, it won't let me save the changes.
I don't know if this is related to some bizarre Microsoft limitation, or to some Win-Mac interchange bug, or to a Mac specific bug.
Plus which I got an exciting SlideShare error when I tried to upload: "Camping Problem! SlideLoader::Controllers::Upload.POST"