[OAI-general] Using simple Dublin Core to describe eprints

Andy Powell a.powell@ukoln.ac.uk
Wed, 12 Mar 2003 00:24:16 +0000 (GMT)

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The 'ePrints UK' project is developing a series of national,
subject-focused services through which the UK education community (and
others) can access the collective output of eprints available from
OAI-compliant eprint archives, particularly those provided by UK
universities and colleges.


In order to encourage consistent usage of 'simple' Dublin Core metadata
within eprint archives (the 'oai_dc' format), we have developed a document
entitled "Using simple Dublin Core to describe eprints", available at


The intention is to facilitate more consistent results when searching and
browsing metadata records gathered from multiple eprint archives.

Comments on this document are very welcome and can be addressed privately
to me (a.powell@ukoln.ac.uk) or publically on this list.


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