On Jun 3, 2008, at 1:07 PM, Tim DiLauro wrote:
> Over the past eighteen months the Open Archives Initiative (OAI),
> in a project called Object Reuse and Exchange (OAI-ORE), has
> gathered international experts from the publishing, web, library,
> and eScience community to develop standards for the identification
> and description of aggregations of online information resources....
> The table of contents page with links to the following other
> documents is located at http://www.openarchives.org/ore/toc.
Some of you folks who have played with it for a little bit will be
able to correct me, but it seems as if OAI-ORE first postulates
things called Resource Map (ReMs) which are intended to enumerate
items in collections of information objects. Examples might include:
all the issues from a particular journal, sets of pictures and
commentary from a digitized book, narrative text and the data
supporting it, etc. These ReMS are intended to be manifested as ATOM
or RDF streams/files and made available in any number of ways such as
OAI-PMH or links embedded in HTML pages. Once created these ReMS can
be used for different purposes such as dissemination, aggregation
indexing, preserving, or associating with sets of other content.
If this is true, then then next step for folks like us -- hackers in
libraries -- to create these ReMS and make them widely available. No?
Do I see a hack against the Code4Lib Journal in our future?
Eric Lease Morgan
Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame