[OAI-general] System Architecture

Kat Hagedorn khage@umich.edu
Mon, 17 Feb 2003 17:15:19 -0500

A fairly complete list of OAI service providers can be found at:

I am also very interested in hearing about learning object oriented  
implementations of OAI. It seems like a natural extension of OAI  
service providers.

- Kat

On Friday, Feb 14, 2003, at 10:29 America/Detroit, Downes, Stephen  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Young,Jeff [mailto:jyoung@oclc.org]
> Sent: Friday, February 14, 2003 11:21 AM
> To: 'Downes, Stephen'; Young,Jeff; oai-general@oaisrv.nsdl.cornell.edu
> Subject: RE: [OAI-general] System Architecture
> Stephen,
> Make sure you are clear about the difference between OAI data  
> providers (e.g. XTCat) and OAI service providers (e.g.  
> http://rocky.dlib.vt.edu/~etdunion/cgi-bin/index.pl.) The OAI-PMH, per  
> se, does not address the question of generalized searching. The forms  
> provided on the XTCat page (http://alcme.oclc.org/xtcat/) are there  
> merely to exercise the OAI protocol. They are not intended to be a  
> general search mechanism. That's the job of the OAI service providers.
> I recognize that. Some URLs of OAI service providers would be useful  
> to me.
> While I'm writing, I would like to ask also whether there have been  
> any implementations of OAI for learning object metadata (such as IMS,  
> IEEE_LOM, CanCore, etc). The OAI harvesting model is an excellent  
> means of harvesting learning object meatada for search & use by  
> individuals or learning management systems. If implementations exist,  
> it would be exceptionally useful to me.
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Kat Hagedorn
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University of Michigan