[OAI-implementers] OAI for multimedia data

John Perkins jperkins@fox.nstn.ca
Tue, 3 Jul 2001 12:15:10 -0300

Hussein, Alison,

Thanks for connecting us.

CIMI has built a Ver 1.1 Repository and expect to have a harvesting 
service done by the end of the summer.  Currently we support DC only 
but as part of the harvesting service development we are considering 
supporting a variety of other richer museum/cultural formats.  The 
first is a version of the SPECTRUM schema for rich description of 
museum objects.  We have been working with mda to develop XML schemas 
for SPECTRUM and the first versions (O.9) are about to be progressed 
into a CIMI testbed starting immediately.  This work is managed by 
Alice Grant out of the UK.

I'd be happy to discuss our work with the OAI if it's of interest to you.

Best, John Perkins

At 8:27 PM -0400 7/2/01, Hussein Suleman wrote:
>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
>hussein suleman -- hussein@vt.edu -- vtcs -- http://purl.org/net/hussein
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John Perkins
Exexcutive Director, CIMI Consortium
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