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[Hypertext] Beta Release of ORE Specifications and User Guides

From: Michael Nelson <mln@cs.odu.edu>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 18:21:46 -0400 (EDT)
To: hypertext@Cs.Nott.AC.UK
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Apologies for Cross Posting:

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.  These aggregations, 
sometimes called compound digital objects, may combine distributed 
resources with multiple media types including text, images, data, and 
video.  The goal of these standards is to expose the rich content in these 
aggregations to applications that support authoring, deposit, exchange, 
visualization, reuse, and preservation.  Although a motivating use case 
for the work is the changing nature of scholarship and scholarly 
communication, and the need for cyberinfrastructure to support that 
scholarship, the intent of the effort is to develop standards that 
generalize across all web-based information including the increasing 
popular social networks of web 2.0

The beta version of the OAI-ORE specifications and implementation 
documents are released to the public on June 2, 2008.  These documents 
describe a data model to introduce aggregations as resources with URIs on 
the web. They also detail the machine-readable descriptions of 
aggregations expressed in the popular Atom syndication format, RDF/XML, 
and RDFa.

The table of contents page with links to other documents is located at

The full press release for this beta release is located at

Carl Lagoze - Cornell University
Herbert Van de Sompel - Los Alamos National Laboratory

Michael L. Nelson mln@cs.odu.edu http://www.cs.odu.edu/~mln/
Dept of Computer Science, Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA 23529
+1 757 683 6393 +1 757 683 4900 (f)
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