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Metadata for harvesting: the Open Archives Initiative, and how to find things on the Web

Metadata for harvesting: the Open Archives Initiative, and how to find things on the Web The Open Archives Initiative (OAI) protocol for metadata harvesting offers the prospect of resource discovery tools far beyond what is currently available to users of the Web via standard search engines. This article illustrates how existing information about available resources can be repurposed fairly easily and cheaply using standard tools. However the publishing of this information throws up a number of practical and philosophical questions which have to be addressed by projects and institutions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Electronic Library Emerald Publishing

Metadata for harvesting: the Open Archives Initiative, and how to find things on the Web

The Electronic Library , Volume 22 (2): 7 – Apr 1, 2004

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0264-0473
DOI
10.1108/02640470410533434
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Abstract

The Open Archives Initiative (OAI) protocol for metadata harvesting offers the prospect of resource discovery tools far beyond what is currently available to users of the Web via standard search engines. This article illustrates how existing information about available resources can be repurposed fairly easily and cheaply using standard tools. However the publishing of this information throws up a number of practical and philosophical questions which have to be addressed by projects and institutions.

Journal

The Electronic LibraryEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 2004

Keywords: Archives management; Data handling; Worldwide web; Electronic media

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