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Welcome to the PESC EdUnify Task Force collaboration space!  If you are not already on the e-mail announcement and discussion list please contact Michael Sessa, PESC Executive DirectorPresident & CEO, at michael dot sessa at pesc dot org for access to participate in the list and the wiki.  Much of the content on this wiki is public for viewing, but to create content or view draft content, please contact Michael Sessa about participating in the project to obtain an user account.


What is EdUnify?

EdUnify is simply a web service registry that indexes Web services for higher education.  Visit the EdUnify demo registry to try it out, view demos, register services, and search the registry.  EdUnify is:

  1. A web Is a Web service registry or index with a  and suite of applications built on top of it.semantic web tools designed to reduce costs of integration and improve efficiency by providing a service-oriented architecture (SOA) governance framework for education.
  2. Allows Web service search implemented as a web application interface for human interaction with the registry or index and a web service interface for programmatic searches of the registry or index.  The search service may be free, a chargeable service, or some combination thereof based on the requirements of the business model.  For example, a simple search may be free, but semantic query tools and functionality might require a fee.
  3. Provides Web service search management and notification, which provides users with a means to specify and manage their searches of the registry or index over time. 
  4. EdUnify Includes interoperability services are web applications that help users annotate web services definitions with common ontologies, so that EdUnify can apply reasoning to infer equivalencies between web services and perhaps mediate in federated queries of multiple web services.
  5. EdUnify Is dynamic with its *feedback and rating services are , *web applications that allow users of web services to provide feedback on the quality of the design and performance of web services.  This provides valuable feedback to the developers and administrators of web services and most importantly generates more metadata for the EdUnify web service registry or index.  As web services are rated, user may search for web services by quality of design and service level ratings in addition to searching by publisher and function.
  6. EdUnify monitoring services are web applications and web service that monitor web services that have been included in the registry or index and that are designed to be monitored for availability by independent third parties.  For example, if the publisher of a web service provides target service level information and details of how to monitor their web service in their service publication feed, EdUnify can monitor that service for availability, present that data to users, and measure the availability of the service against the target service level.  These operations provide a valuable service to the web service provider (independent verification of service level) and this process generates more metadata about the service for the registry or index.  Users may search for web service by service level and performance in addition to publisher, function, data, user feedback and ratings.


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