[OAI-general] Stargate Project

Robert John Robertson Robert.Robertson at cis.strath.ac.uk
Wed Feb 22 04:39:26 EST 2006

[Apologies for cross-posting]

STARGATE (Static Repository Gateway and Toolkit:
Enabling small publishers to participate in OAI-PMH-based services)

The STARGATE project is exploring the use of static repositories as a 
means of exposing publisher metadata to OAI-based disclosure, discovery 
and alerting services within the JISC Information Environment and 
beyond. Such an approach allows smaller publishers to participate in
OAI-based services without having to implement and maintain an full

The project is implementing a series of static repositories of publisher
metadata, and will demonstrate the interoperability of the exposed
metadata through harvesting and cross-searching via a static repository
gateway, and conduct a critical evaluation of the static repository
approach with publishers and service providers.

STARGATE is a project funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee
(JISC) and based in the Centre for Digital Library Research at the
University of Strathclyde.

The journals participating are:
o Journal of Digital Information http://jodi.tamu.edu/
o Information Research http://informationr.net/ir/
o Library and Information Research http://www.lirg.org.uk/lir/lir.htm
o Information Scotland

The PerX project (http://www.icbl.hw.ac.uk/perx/ based at Heriot-Watt
university) is also participating.

Although the project will initially focus on e-journals, the static
repository approach also lends itself to other types of publishing,
including e-books, e-learning materials and other digital resources

For more information contact us, see the website: 
or read the forthcoming article in the April issue of Ariadne.

John Robertson

R. John Robertson
STARGATE Project Officer
Centre for Digital Library Research
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
University of Strathclyde, Livingstone Tower
26 Richmond Street, Glasgow, G1 1XH, UK
Tel:	+44 (0) 141 548 5854
Website: http://cdlr.strath.ac.uk/

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