The Community for Technology Leaders
Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on (2001)
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
June 24, 2001 to June 28, 2001
ISBN: 1-58113-345-6
pp: 54-62
Carl Lagoze , Cornell University
Herbert Van de Sompel , Cornell University
The Open Archives Initiative (OAI) develops and promotes interoperability solutions that aim to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content. The roots of the OAI lie in the E-Print community. Over the last year its focus has been extended to include all content providers. This paper describes the recent history of the OAI — its origins in promoting E-Prints, the broadening of its focus, the details of its technical standard for metadata harvesting, the applications of this standard, and future plans.
Software Engineering, Interoperability, Interface definition languages, Experimentation, Standardization, Metadata, Interoperability, Digital Libraries, Protocols

C. Lagoze and H. Van de Sompel, "The Open Archives Initiative: Building a Low-Barrier Interoperability Framework," Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on(JCDL), Roanoke, Virginia, United States, 2001, pp. 54-62.
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