A Prototype for the Federated World Directory of Mathematicians

Borwein, Jonathan M. and Macklem, Mason S. and Paek, Jaehyun (2005) A Prototype for the Federated World Directory of Mathematicians. In: SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, 2005, Orlando.

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    In 1998, the International Math Union asked its Committee on Electronic Information Communication (CEIC) to consider an electronic World Directory of Mathematicians to replace the traditional hard-copy version. The CEIC concluded that intellectual property and privacy issues across various countries made such a directory infeasible for the 2002 edition. In 2004, the IMU endorsed moving ahead with a federated search protocol. We describe a prototype, the Federated World Directory of Mathematicians (FWDM), where a common interface searches and retrieves information online from national mathematical society directories, with no additional work for the user and no single combined directory. We also discuss some of the IP and copyright issues preventing a combined directory.

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    Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2005
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