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Appendix 11.6: JISC Information Environment Architecture

The JISC Information Environment (JISC IE) technical architecture specifies a set of standards and protocols that support the development and delivery of an integrated set of networked services that allow the end-user to discover, access, use and publish digital and physical resources as part of their learning and research activities.

The key standards and protocols specified in the technical architecture are listed in the JISC IE Architecture Standards Framework.

Examples of the kind of activities supported by the architecture include:

Examples of the kinds of content that are available through the JISC IE include scholarly journals, monographs, textbooks, learning objects, abstracts, manuscripts, maps, music scores, Internet resource descriptions, still images, geospatial images and other kinds of vector and numeric data, as well as moving picture and sound collections.