The OAI and OAI-PMH: How did we get here, and where do we go from here?

Van de Sompel, Herbert The OAI and OAI-PMH: How did we get here, and where do we go from here?, 2003 . In 3rd. Open Archives Forum Workshop, Berlin, March 2003. [Presentation]


Download (568kB) | Preview

English abstract

The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) has its roots in the Santa Fe Convention of the Open Archives Initiative (OAI). The motivation to launch the OAI was to facilitate transformations in the scholarly communication system through specifying technical interoperability between nodes of such a system. That initial quest led the OAI into the realm of defining a generic protocol for Metadata Harvesting that can be used well beyond the initial application domain. Now that the stable version 2 of the OAI-PMH is in place, the OAI is reflecting on its mission for the years to come, and refocusing on the original scholarly communication domain is high on the list of priorities. The keynote will address the original motivation to launch the OAI, and it will describe the evolution of the OAI work since its launch in 1999. It will also explain the areas of e-print interoperability that the OAI is interested in focusing on in future work, and it will discuss novel uses of the OAI-PMH in areas that go well beyond the typical realm of resource discovery.

Item type: Presentation
Keywords: Open access, OAI, OAI-PMH
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology
Depositing user: Andrea Marchitelli
Date deposited: 09 Apr 2004
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 11:58


Open Archive Initiative (OAI)


Downloads per month over past year

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item