- Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA), Internet Inter-ORB Protocol (IIOP), General Inter-ORB Protocol (GIOP), Stanford's Infobus Project.
- Steve Vinoski, "CORBA: Integrating Diverse Applications Within Distributed
Heterogeneous Environments," IEEE Communications Magazine, 4(2), Feb. 1997
This paper gives an overview of the Common Object Request Broker
Architecture (CORBA). CORBA is a core technology for establishing a
communications infrastructure between heterogeneous, distributed objects.
CORBA is being developed by the Object Management Group consortia and is
genericly known as "middleware." However, it will likely have significant
impact on the digital library community, esp. in projects such as buckets.
- M. Baldonado, C.-C. K. Chang, L. Gravano, A. Paepcke, "The Stanford
Digital Library Metadata Architecture," International Journal of Digital
Libraries, 1(2), September 1997, pp. 108-121.
This paper gives an overview of the Stanford University projects that are
a part of the DLI program. Included in this review is STARTS, which we
have already studied, and the Infobus, a project for DL communications
that uses CORBA as the core technology.