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The making of the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting

The making of the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting The authors, who jointly serve as the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) executive, reflect on the three-year history of the OAI. Three years of technical work recently culminated in the release of a stable production version 2 of the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). This technical product, the work that led up to it, and the process that made it possible have attracted some favor from the digital library and information community. The paper explores a number of factors in the history of the OAI that the authors believe have contributed to this positive response. The factors include focus on a defined problem statement, an operational model in which strong leadership is balanced with solicited participation, a healthy dose of community building and support, and sensible technical decisions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Hi Tech Emerald Publishing

The making of the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting

Library Hi Tech , Volume 21 (2): 11 – Jun 1, 2003

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0737-8831
DOI
10.1108/07378830310479776
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Abstract

The authors, who jointly serve as the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) executive, reflect on the three-year history of the OAI. Three years of technical work recently culminated in the release of a stable production version 2 of the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). This technical product, the work that led up to it, and the process that made it possible have attracted some favor from the digital library and information community. The paper explores a number of factors in the history of the OAI that the authors believe have contributed to this positive response. The factors include focus on a defined problem statement, an operational model in which strong leadership is balanced with solicited participation, a healthy dose of community building and support, and sensible technical decisions.

Journal

Library Hi TechEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2003

Keywords: Data collection techniques; Digital libraries

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