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[ANN] ResourceSync specification available for public comment

From: Bernhard Haslhofer <bernhard.haslhofer@univie.ac.at>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2013 12:46:07 -0500
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Call for feedback to the ResourceSync specification for synchronization of web resources

A draft ResourceSync specification is now available at http://www.openarchives.org/rs/. Feedback to this version of the specification is solicited and can be shared by March 15th 2013 on the ResourceSync Google Group [1]. Group discussions are openly accessible; posting requires group membership.  

The ResourceSync specification describes a synchronization framework for the web that consists of various capabilities that allow third party systems to remain synchronized with a server's evolving resources. The capabilities may be combined in a modular manner to meet local or community requirements. The specification also describes how a server can advertise the synchronization capabilities it supports and how third party systems can discover this information. The document formats used in the synchronization framework are based on the widely adopted Sitemap protocol.

Recent papers provide background information about the ResourceSync effort: [2] describes a perspective on the resource synchronization problem, [3] gives a high-level technical overview of the proposed solution, and [4] enumerates classes of use cases.

ResourceSync is a collaboration between the National Information Standardization Organization (NISO) [5] and the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) [6]. It is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation [7] and Jisc [8].  

The editors of the specification are affiliated with the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Cornell University, Old Dominion University, and the University of Michigan. They have been involved in other interoperability specification efforts, including the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, OAI Object Reuse and Exchange, Memento, and Open Annotation. An international Technical Committee has supported the editors in compiling the draft specification

Herbert Van de Sompel, on behalf of the NISO/OAI ResourceSync effort

[1] https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/resourcesync
[2] http://dx.doi.org/10.1045/september2012-vandesompel
[3] http://dx.doi.org/10.1045/january2013-klein
[4] http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/lewis-et-al
[5] http://niso.org
[6] http://www.openarchives.org
[7] http://www.sloan.org/
[8] http://www.jisc.ac.uk/
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