[OAI-implementers] encapsulated metadata and content
Fri, 16 May 2003 17:11:51 +0100
Naomi Dushay wrote:
> There is an XML metadata format that strive to be a wrapper for complex
> digital objects that may contain content as well as metadata:
> METS - Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard
There is another, the IMS Content Packaging Specification,
" The IMS Content Packaging Specification provides the functionality to
describe and package learning materials, such as an individual course or a
collection of courses, into interoperable, distributable packages. Content
Packaging addresses the description, structure, and location of online
learning materials and the definition of some particular content types."
[Note that more or less anything can be a learning material]
Which has a sister specification for how repositories should interoperate:
the IMS Digital Repositories Specification,
"...purpose is to provide recommendations for the interoperation of the
most common repository functions..."
Again, this isn't OAI...though OAI gets a mention in the repository spec.
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