The Reusable Component Services (RCS) is a central registry for Exchange Network Partners to share information about available technical resources. RCS provides a common set of metadata about technical resources available to developers, such as web services, schema, and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). The information in RCS promotes sharing and reuse of resources, whether from direct use or from information sharing, resulting in standardization across environmental applications. RCS is a component of the centralized System of Registries (SoR), which provides access to a set of registry systems.
Available at http://www.exchangenetwork.net/data-exchange/rcs/, the RCS data exchange allows Partners to use web services to access data from RCS. Service queries pull standardized information about all resources matching a particular resource type.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
E: harman.john [at] epa.gov