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This page provides an overview of 2 articles related to 'open archives initiative', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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The Open Archives Initiative (OAI) is an attempt to build a "low-barrier interoperability framework" for archives (institutional repositories) containing digital content (digital libraries). It allows people (Service Providers) to harvest metadata (from Data Providers). This metadata is used to provide "value-added services", often by combining different data sets. Initially, the initiative has been involved in the development of a technological framework and interoperability standards specifically for enhancing access to e-print archives, in order to increase the availability of scholarly communication; OAI is, therefore, closely related to the Open access publishing movement. However, the developed technology and standards are applicable in a much broader domain than scholarly publishing alone. The OAI technical infrastructure, specified in the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), currently in version 2.0, defines a mechanism for data providers to expose their metadata. This protocol mandates that individual archives map their metadata to the Dublin Core, a simple and common metadata set for this purpose. In other words, the relation of OAI compatibility to Dublin Core is that OAI standards allow a common way to provide content, and part of those standards is that the content has metadata that describes the items in Dublin Core format. OAI has recently begun work on the Object Reuse and Exchange (OAI-ORE) project which defines standards for the description and exchange of aggregations of Web resources. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Open Archives Initiative)

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Metadata related to 'open archives initiative' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'open archives initiative': 105 (6.0% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'open archives initiative' across all Ariadne articles: 185
  • Average number of references to 'open archives initiative' per Ariadne article: 1.76
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'open archives initiative': 2001-01
  • Trending factor of 'open archives initiative': 2.2 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'open archives initiative':

  1. william nixon (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. andy powell (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. philip hunter (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. richard jones (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. stephen pinfield (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Title Article summary Date

Introducing UnAPI

Dan Chudnov and a team of colleagues describe unAPI, a tiny HTTP API for serving information objects in next-generation Web applications.

July 2006, issue48, feature article

Opening Up OpenURLs with Autodiscovery

Daniel Chudnov, Richard Cameron, Jeremy Frumkin, Ross Singer and Raymond Yee demonstrate a 'gather locally, share globally' approach to OpenURLs and metadata autodiscovery in scholarly and non-scholarly environments.

April 2005, issue43, feature article

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