[OAI-implementers] release of alpha OAI-ORE documents

Herbert Van de Sompel herbertv at lanl.gov
Tue Dec 11 15:52:15 EST 2007

Dear all,

We are pleased to announce the public alpha release of the OAI Object 
Reuse and Exchange (OAI-ORE) User Guide and Specification documents. 
These are now available at http://openarchives.org/ore/toc.

These documents are the result of over a year of effort by a large group 
of people. We now seek your feedback on their contents, as part of our 
effort to transition these documents to beta and then final production 

We have set up a Google Group to discuss these documents. We welcome 
your comments there, and request your help in keeping these comments and 
the resulting discussion productive and focused. The URL of the Google 
Group is http://groups.google.com/group/oai-ore. You will also find this 
URL in the header note in the OAI-ORE documents.

You may also send mail to ore at openarchives.org, but we request you use 
this only for private comments to the editors. Our goal is to keep this 
discussion public.

Finally, we'd like to remind you of two upcoming events related to OAI-ORE:

1. March 3rd 2008, John Hopkins University: USA ORE Open Meeting. 
Register at http://www.regonline.com/oai-ore (limited to 150). Supported 
by Microsoft.

2. April 4th 2008, University of Southampton: European ORE Open Meeting. 
In conjunction with Open Repositories 2008. Registration not yet 
available. Supported by JISC.


Carl Lagoze & Herbert Van de Sompel on behalf of the OAI-ORE effort

Herbert Van de Sompel
Digital Library Research & Prototyping
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Research Library
tel. +1 505 667 1267

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