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From: Cynthia Hodgson <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Subject: [lita-l] Free LITA Post-Conference Tutorial on Forthcoming NISO ResourceSync Standard
Date: November 6, 2013 at 9:26:30 AM EST
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Participants at the 2013 LITA Forum in Louisville are invited to stay a few hours longer on Sunday, November 10 to attend the ResourceSync Tutorial<>, which will be held after the close of the main conference from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Herbert van de Sompel<>, Co-chair of the ResourceSync Working Group, will lead this 3-hour session where attendees can learn about how the forthcoming ResourceSync standard<x-msg://24/ResourceSync%20standard> can be used to synchronize web resources between servers.
ResourceSync, begun in late 2011, is a joint project between NISO and the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) team, with funding from the Sloan Foundation. The standard, currently in final editing for approval, describes a synchronization framework for the web consisting of various capabilities that allow third-party systems to remain synchronized with a server's evolving resources. The capabilities can be combined in a modular manner to meet local or community requirements. This specification also describes how a server can advertise the synchronization capabilities it supports and how third-party systems can discover this information. The specification repurposes the document formats defined by the Sitemap protocol and introduces extensions for them.
This LITA post-conference tutorial is available at no cost. As we would appreciate knowing how many people are coming, please select the post conference checkbox on the registration form<>.
You can also view the beta version of the specification <> and provide feedback on the ResourceSync Google Group<>. Visit the ResourceSync workroom webpage<> for more information about the project.

Cynthia Hodgson
Technical Editor / Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
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Peter Murray
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