Report Number: CS-TN-98-72
Institution: Stanford University, Department of Computer Science
Title: The Stanford InfoBus and Its Service Layers: Augmenting the Internet with Higher-Level Information Management Protocols
Author: Roscheisen, Martin
Author: Baldonado, Michelle
Author: Chang, Kevin
Author: Gravano, Luis
Author: Ketchpel, Steven
Author: Paepcke, Andreas
Date: May 1998
Abstract: The Stanford InfoBus is a prototype infrastructure developed as part of the Stanford Digital Libraries Project to extend the current Internet protocols with a suite of higher-level information management protocols. This paper surveys the five service layers pro vided by the Stanford InfoBus: protocols for managing items and collections (DLIOP), metadata (SMA), search (STARTS), payment (UPAI), and rights and obligations (FIRM).