[OAI-general] BETA version of OAI-PMH v.2.0

Joyce Nyumba joyce_nyumba@hotmail.com
Thu, 16 May 2002 11:45:40 +0300

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>From: herbert van de sompel <herbertv@lanl.gov>
>To: OAI-tech <oaitech-members@nsdl1.comm.nsdlib.org>,   OAI-implementers 
><oai-implementers@oaisrv.nsdl.cornell.edu>,   OAI-Steering 
>Subject: [OAI-general] BETA version of OAI-PMH v.2.0
>Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 13:51:04 -0600
>We are pleased to announce the release of the BETA version of the
>OAI-PMH v.2.0:
>* The BETA protocol document is available at
>http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/openarchivesprotocol.htm .
>* Linked from the protocol document is also a migration document
>pointing out the major differences between the experimental 1.0/1.1
>version of the protocol and version 2.0, which is released as a stable
>* Also linked from the protocol document are Implementation Guidelines,
>covering a broad range of topics related to protocol implementation.
>This BETA release comes after 16 months of worldwide experimentation
>with version 1.x of the protocol, an 8 month revision process by the
>OAI-tech group, and 2 months of alpha testing.  We feel confident about
>the quality of the resulting specification.  We encourage discussion of
>the specification on the oai-implementers list to help us further
>improve the specification. Also, we encourage you to inform the list
>about v.2.0BETA conformant data provider implementations, when they
>become available.  We expect this to be useful to support other
>The full release of the OAI-PMH v.2.0 is expected around the middle of
>June 2002.  Up until that time we hope to keep the functionality of the
>beta specification stable, restricting changes to textual clarifications
>and corrections.
>Below, preliminary information is provided regarding OAI-PMH v.2.0
>conformant tools that will become available by or soon after June 1st
>2002.  They will be listed on the Open Archives website as they become
>Herbert Van de Sompel and Carl Lagoze
>The Open Archives Initiative Executive
>OAI-PMH v.2.0 conformant tools expected June 2002
>Open Archives Initiative:
>- OAI-PMH v.2.0 validation and registration service
>Virginia Tech:
>- Repository Explorer
>- object oriented OAI-PMH v.2.0 Perl toolkit for harvesters and
>repositories (under MIT license)
>University of Southampton:
>- oai-perl librarytoolkit for harvesters and repositories (open source)
>Old Dominion University:
>- DP9 (open source)
>The British Library
>- Repository servlet exposing XML records stored file system (open
>- Harvester software with GUI admin interface (open source)
>University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
>- Windows-based harvester and repository software (open aource)
>- Linux /Java-based harvester software (open source)
>Ex Libris
>- repository software for Aleph 500 system
>Herbert Van de Sompel
>digital library research & prototyping
>Los Alamos National Laboratory - Research Library
>+ 1 (505) 667 1267 / http://lib-www.lanl.gov/~herbertv/
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