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Lessons Learned with Arc, an OAI-PMH Service Provider

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Title: Lessons Learned with Arc, an OAI-PMH Service Provider
Author(s): Liu, Xiaoming; Maly, Kurt; Nelson, Michael L.; Zubair, Mohammad
Subject(s): Commercialization Internet Libraries and the World Wide Web World Wide Web
Abstract: Web-based digital libraries have historically been built in isolation utilizing different technologies, protocols, and metadata. These differences hindered the development of digital library services that enable users to discover information from multiple libraries through a single unified interface. The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAIPMH) is a major, international effort to address technical interoperability among distributed repositories. Arc debuted in 2000 as the first end-user OAI-PMH service provider. Since that time, Arc has grown to include nearly 7,000,000 metadata records. Arc has been deployed in a number of environments and has served as the basis for many other OAI-PMH projects, including Archon, Kepler, NCSTRL, and DP9. In this article we review the history of OAI-PMH and Arc, as well as some of the lessons learned while developing Arc and related OAI-PMH services.
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In Library Trends 53(4) Spring 2005: 590-603.
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1752
ISSN: 0024-2594
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 2005.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-25
 

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