Open Archives Forum - Technical Validation

Matthaei, Birgit Open Archives Forum - Technical Validation., 2003 . In 4th. Open Archives Forum, Bath, September 2003. [Presentation]


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In context of the Technical Validation the Open Archives Forum developed many different resources: A long-term Technical Validation Questionnaire that was started in spring 2002 will close after the Bath workshop. The objective is to provide an overview on status, experiences and future plans regarding the European OAI implementations. The focus of interest is on fundamental questions like: Is there a large common ground and therefore good conditions for cooperating and learning from each other, or are requirements so individual that necessarily many further isolated solutions will be developed? Do the existing instruments for implementation fulfill all requirements or should tools and protocols correspond more than before to the needs of different communities? Furthermore the project provides information from those projects that have already dealt with the integration of existing technologies. An information space was created in form of a searchable web-based database on projects, software, implementations, and services, that allows interested parties to search for potential project partners, for metadata standards and for information about interoperability issues and to share project developments. Apart from this offer for self-registration to encourage exchange, systematic inventories of repositories, services and tools were gathered, own experiences with the metadata harvesting pilot were reported or with the implementation of OAI Services focusing on different objectives as well as experiences made with available software tools. The presentation offers a preview on some final results of the questionnaire about used software, implementation costs, offered spectrum and interoperability, experiences and expectations in different communities and in different countries. Compared with loops to aspects of the other resources a short summarising of the OA-Forum project Technical Validation workpackage will be presented to provide an overview of European activities on OAI in relation to worldwide activities.

Item type: Presentation
Keywords: Open Archive Initiative (OAI), Validation
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology
Depositing user: Andrea Marchitelli
Date deposited: 11 Apr 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 11:58


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