A New Proposal for Heterogeneous Data Integration to XML format. Application to the Environment of Libraries

  • Ana M. Fermoso
  • Roberto Berjón
  • Encarnación Beato
  • Montserrat Mateos
  • Miguel Angel Sánchez
  • Maribel Manzano García
  • María José Gil

Organizations have to work with large volumes of information at different formats. In this context they are necessary tools and formats like XML, to integrate these data and solve the heterogeneity problem. In this paper we proposed a new software tool called XDS. XDS (eXtensible Data Sources) is a new system to integrate data from relational databases, native XML databases and XML documents. On the other hand, the environment of libraries has also their bibliographical catalogues at different sources and formats. Therefore, we show the use and validity of the XDS system in this environment obtaining the results in a bibliographical format like MODS (Metadata Object Description Schema). Hereby the resources of different bibliographical catalogues can be consulted obtaining the results in a common format as MODS.


Relational Database Client Request Multivalued Dependency Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Marc Format 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad Pontificia, Escuela Universitaria de InformáticaSalamancaEspana
  2. 2.Universidad de Deusto, E.S.I,D.EBilbaoEspana

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