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Open Meeting
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Germany
February 26, 2001

This meeting marked the European public release of the specifications of the OAI interoperability architecture.  The release represents the fixing of these specifications for a one year period of experimentation. The meeting included an overview of the organizational and historical context of the Open Archives Initiative, a detailed presentation of the OAI interoperability architecture, presentations by implementers who have worked with or plan to work with protocol, and opportunities to discuss building of communities within the OAI technical framework. A U.S. companion to this meeting was held in Washington, DC on January 23, 2001.  The U.S. meeting is described at


10:00 - 10:15 Welcome (Diann Rusch-Feja, Max Planck Institute)
10:15 - 11:00 Overview of the OAI (Carl Lagoze, Cornell) slides
11:00 - 11:45 OAI and Scholarly Communication (Paul Ginsparg, Los Alamos) slide
12:00 - 13:00 Introduction to OAI Technical Infrastructure (Carl Lagoze, Cornell) slides
13:00 - 14:00  Lunch
14:00 - 16:30

Presentations by alpha-testers and early adopters

* Kurt Maly - Old Dominion University slides

* Heinrich StamerjohannsSusanne Dobratz (RZ HU Berlin) slides

* Jean Yves Le Meur - CERN slides

* Eva Krall - Ex Libris Aleph 500 slides

* Andy Powell - UKOLN slides

* Les Carr - slides

* Donatella Castelli - University of Pisa slides

* Jeff Young - OCLC slides

16:30 - 17:00 Wrap-up


Support for the European OAI Open Day comes from the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Preußischer Kulturbesitz and Deutsche Initiative für Netzwerkinformation (DINI).  Support for other Open Archives Initiative activities and work comes from the Digital Library Federation and the Coalition for Networked Information, the National Science Foundation (Grant No. IIS-9817416) and the Defense Advanced Projects Agency (Grant No. N66001-98-1-8908).


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