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Open Meeting
Renaissance Hotel, Washington DC
January 23, 2001


This meeting marked the public release of the specifications of the OAI interoperability architecture.  The release represents the fixing of these specifications for a one year period of experimentation. The meeting included an overview of the organizational and historical context of the Open Archives Initiative, a detailed presentation of the OAI interoperability architecture, presentations by alpha testers who experimented with the protocol, and opportunities for break-out groups to facilitate building of communities within the OAI technical framework. A European companion to this meeting was held in Berlin on February 26, 2001.  The European meeting is described at


09:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome - Daniel Greenstein & Clifford Lynch
10:15 - 11:00 Overview and Historical Context of the OAI - Herbert Van de Sompel slides
11:00 - 12:00 OAI Technical Infrastructure - Carl Lagoze slides
12:00 - 12:30 Discussion - Moderator Clifford Lynch & Daniel Greenstein
12:30 - 01:30 Lunch
01:30 - 02:50

Presentations by Alpha Testers

* Simeon Warner - Los Alamos National Laboratory & slides extended version of slides

* Michael Nelson - University of North Carolina & NASA slides

* Hussein Suleman & Ed Fox - Virginia Tech slides

* Tim Cole & Tom Habing - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign slides

02:50 - 03:10 Coffee Break
03:10 - 04:30

Presentations by Alpha Testers

* Steven Bird - University of Pennsylvania slides

* Kurt Maly - Old Dominion University slides

* Dave Woodward - Library of Congress slides

* John Perkins & Henry Stern - CIMI slides

04:30 - 05:00 Closing - Don Waters


Support for this meeting and for other Open Archives Initiative activities comes from the Digital Library Federation and the Coalition for Networked Information.  Additional support for work on Open Archives Initiatives protocols comes from National Science Foundation Grant No. IIS-9817416 and Defense Advanced Projects Agency Grant No. N66001-98-1-8908.


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