[OAI-implementers] OPEN ACCESS TO HIDDEN RESOURCES (Information Resource:Technical Validation Questionnaire)!

jingyuan wang jingyuan.wang@rz.hu-berlin.de
Tue, 29 Oct 2002 09:28:21 +0100


With apologies to those who may receive this announcement on more than
one mailing list.


The Open Archives Forum provides a Europe-based focus for dissemination
of
information about European activity related to open archives and, in
particular, to
the Open Archives Initiative. The aim of the Forum is to facilitate
clustering of IST
projects, national initiatives and other parties interested in the open
archives
approach. In order to do so, OA-Forum brings interested parties together
to build a
community of interest, enable exchange of information and establish a
web-based
European information source for open archives. In addition, OA-Forum
undertakes
comparative reviews of technical and organisational issues. OA-Forum is
funded as an accompanying measure within the Information Societies
Technology (IST) Programme, a theme of the European Union's Fifth
Framework Programme managed by the Information Society
Directorate-General of the European Commission. The partners of OAF are:

University of Bath-UKOLN (United Kingdom), Istituto di Elaborazione
della
Informazione-CNR (Italy) and Computing Center of Humboldt University
(Germany).

An important role of the Open Archive Forum is sharing information about
technical issues relating to open archives, and especially about
implementations of the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata
Harvesting (OAI-PMH). If your repository is already OAI compatible as
Data Provider and/or Service Provider, please help us by filling at
least part of our questionnaire at
http://www.oaforum.org/resources/tecvalq2.php  .



Jingyuan Wang (for the Open Archives Forum)








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