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  • ResourceSync is an ANSI/NISO standard
    The ResourceSync Framework Specification is ANSI/NISO Z39.99-2014, an American National Standard developed by the National Information Standards Organization. Approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) April 21, 2014.
  • OAI-ORE Production Release
    The production versions of the OAI-ORE specifications and implementation documents are now available to the public, with a table of contents page at http://www.openarchives.org/ore/toc. This public release is the culmination of several months of testing and review of initial alpha and beta releases. The participation and feedback from the wider OAI-ORE community, especially the OAI-ORE technical committee, was instrumental to the process leading up to this production release.
  • April 4 OAI-ORE Roll-out at OR2008
    A meeting was held on April 4, 2008 at the Open Repositories 2008 meeting at the University of Southampton to roll-out the third alpha release of the OAI-ORE specifications.  These specifications describe a data model to identify and describe aggregations of web resources, and the encoding of the data model in the XML-based Atom syndication format.
  • March 3 OAI-ORE Roll-out at Johns Hopkins
    A meeting was held on March 3, 2008 at Johns Hopkins University to roll-out the second alpha release of the OAI-ORE specifications.  These specifications describe a data model to identify and describe aggregations of web resources, and the encoding of the data model in the XML-based Atom syndication format. 
  • OAI Object Reuse and Exchange.
    Thanks to a generous grant from Mellon, OAI-ORE will over the next two years develop standards for exchange of information about digital object in distributed repositories.
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Standards for Web Content Interoperability

The Open Archives Initiative develops and promotes interoperability standards that aim to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content. OAI has its roots in the open access and institutional repository movements. Continued support of this work remains a cornerstone of the Open Archives program. Over time, however, the work of OAI has expanded to promote broad access to digital resources for eScholarship, eLearning, and eScience.


Support for Open Archives Initiative activities has come from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Digital Library Federation, Microsoft Corporation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and from the National Science Foundation (IIS-9817416 and IIS-0430906).

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