Heterogeneity in Open Archives Metadata

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  • Titel:
    Heterogeneity in Open Archives Metadata
  • Autor(en):
    Gudrun Fischer
    Norbert Fuhr
  • In:
    Proceedings of the ECDL 2001 Workshop On Experimental OAI Based Digital Library Systems
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The protocol specified by the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) defines an easy-to-implement interface for harvesting metadata records. In this paper, we discuss the current usage of the OAI specification regarding the metadata, and its consequences for a search and browse service provider. Based on empirical evidence from gathering 29 archives, we highlight the problems arising from different ways of using the OAI specification and discuss possible solutions.

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