Heterogeneity in Open Archives Metadata

  • Citation-Key:
    Fischer/Fuhr:01
  • Title:
    Heterogeneity in Open Archives Metadata
  • Author(s):
    Gudrun Fischer
    Norbert Fuhr
  • In:
    Proceedings of the ECDL 2001 Workshop On Experimental OAI Based Digital Library Systems
  • Year:
    2001

Abstract:


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.
Keywords:
Cyclades

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