Co-operative Academic Information Retrieval Network for Scotland

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CAIRNS aims to integrate the 25 Z39.50-compliant catalogues or information services of CAIRNS sites across Scotland into a functional and user-adaptive test-bed service.

May 2001:
Read the CAIRNS Final Report and Executive Summary [in PDF]

The University of Glasgow is the primary lead site and the University of Strathclyde the secondary lead site. The project operates under the auspices of SCURL and includes 16 Scottish sites including East Dunbartonshire Public Library.

CAIRNS is an offshoot of the UKOLN-based MODELS project, although discussions and progress towards a Scotland-wide Z39.50-based ‘union’ catalogue service have been ongoing since the CATRIONA I project.

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CAIRNS is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the Higher Education Funding Councils, as part of its Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib).

Last updated: 27 June 2005
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