[OAI-implementers] OAI for multimedia data

Hussein Suleman hussein@vt.edu
Mon, 02 Jul 2001 20:27:04 -0400

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Alison Stevenson wrote:
> I am investigating the possibility of implementing the OAI Metadata
> Harvesting Protocol as part of the ARTISTE project (www.artisteweb.org).
> ...
> I understand from Lagoze & de Sompel's paper that the OAI is encouraging the
> development of community-specific harvestable metadata sets and wonder if
> any proposals for such sets targeted at the museum/gallery community have
> been made? Is anyone else working with OAI in this area at the moment? I
> would be very interested to hear from you and perhaps to co-operate on the
> development of a metadata set.

do you have any thoughts on what this metadata format will look like ?

have you seen the work done by CIMI ? (http://www.cimi.org/wg/metadata/)
- essentially they are encoding Dublin Core for this purpose ...

the only other alternative i have encountered is VRA's Core Categories -
something that we use locally at VT for a large image library project in
the library ... however, as far as i know there is no XML
representation/schema yet ... if you want to go this route, i may be
interested in helping to develop an XML representation/schema

> I have one other small query. Is there a way to discover which strings are
> already in use as unique repoIDs?

theres a list at http://oaisrv.nsdl.cornell.edu/Register/BrowseSites.pl


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