Open URL (Z39.88)

The Z39.88 standard, or Open URL Framework for context sensitive services.  Open URL is used heavily to connect different services related to discovery and delivery.  Open URL allows users to navigate from a citation and either be direct to a full version or request a full version in a fulfillment system.


Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH)

Standard for interoperability between repositories, and allows compliant repositories to have their metadata harvested by search and discovery tools.

The OAI-PMH 2 specification is the most current, as of  2017.


Coral ERM

Coral Electronic Resource Management System is a full functionality EResources Management System developed in 2010 by University of Notre Dame Libraries.

Coral’s entire code base is free to download, and is being actively developed (as of May 2017), and usage is growing in the US and Europe.