[OAI-implementers] Scientific journal metadata

Jeremy Keeler jkeeler@allenpress.com
Fri, 01 Aug 2003 17:00:16 -0500


I'm implementing an OAI repository of scientific journals, but I'm not sure 
what to do with the volume, issue and page metadata for the unqualified dc 
format. I've read a few debates over this but I've not seen where it's been 

I had thought about adding a bibiographic record in dc.source, as in...
<dc:source>Journal of Some Research 120(3), 133-165</dc:source>

But I can see arguments against this.

It seems logical to acknowledge that this metadata can not exist in 
unqualified dc format, and encourage harvesters to use our more-specific 
metadata format. This would mean unqualified dc from our repository would 
be fairly useless.

Is this the accepted way to expose scientific journals through OAI?

Jeremy Keeler

Jeremy Keeler
Electronic Publishing | Allen Press, Inc.
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