Follow the Fox to Renardus: An Academic Subject Gateway Service for Europe

  • Lesly Huxley
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1923)


Renardus is a collaborative project of the EU’s Information Society Technologies programme with partners from national libraries, university research and technology centres and subject gateways Europe-wide. Its aim is to build a single search and browse interface to existing qualitycontrolled European subject gateways. The project will investigate related technical, information and organisational issues, build a pilot system and develop a fully-operational broker service. This paper provides an overview of the project, work in progress and anticipated results and outlines the opportunities and benefits for future collaboration in developing the service.


Unify Modelling Language User Requirement Resource Discovery Broker Service Pilot System 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lesly Huxley
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  1. 1.Institute for Learning and Research TechnologyUniversity of BristolBristolUK

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