METALIS, an OAI Service Provider

Tajoli, Zeno METALIS, an OAI Service Provider., 2005 . In 9th DELOS Network of Excellence Thematic Workshop, Heraklion (Crete), 11-13 May 2005. [Conference paper]


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METALIS is an OAI Service Provider for the Library and Information Science field. This paper describes the metadata harvesting process and the crosswalks designed to homogenize metadata, the web interface of the Service Provider METALIS and the OpenUrl usage. To homogenize metadata it is necessary to analyse the OAI-PMH output of Data Providers and write ad hoc crosswalks. In particular METALIS homogenizes the fields with subjects, source archives, languages, types of material. As for the web interface, this paper shows how it is structured. As far as the OpenUrl usage is concerned, METALIS offers an innovative service, reversing the standard use of finding full-text versions (that are already available at the connected repositories) and providing a tool to find online resources that have a relation with the results found during the search.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Service provider, METALIS, Library and Information Science
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology > LJ. Software.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HB. Gray literature.
L. Information technology and library technology > LS. Search engines.
Depositing user: Zeno Tajoli
Date deposited: 07 Jun 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:00


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