[OAI-general] Book on OAI

Muriel FOULONNEAU muriel.foulonneau at ccsd.cnrs.fr
Mon Jul 16 07:11:08 EDT 2007

Hi all,

At OAI5, Simeon Warner was kind enough to mention the forthcoming book on OAI-PMH written by Tim Cole and I. Since several people came
afterwards to request to be informed when it was published, I'm taking this opportunity to announce that it is now available.

Cole, Timothy W. and Muriel Foulonneau (2007). /Using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting/. 
Third Millennium Cataloging, ed. Susan Lazinger and Sheila Intner. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited. ISBN-13: 978-1-59158-280-9.
 Online scholarly publishing is revolutionizing scholarly communication, and the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) is 
among those protocols leading the way in the transformation process. OAI enables access to Web-accessible material by 
harvesting (or collecting) the metadata descriptions of the records in an archive so that services can be built using 
metadata from many archives. Through a series of case studies, Cole and Foulonneau guide the reader through the 
process of conceiving, implementing and maintaining an OAI-compliant repository. Its applicability to both 
institutional archives and discipline based aggregators are covered, with equal attention paid to the technical and 
organizational aspects of creating and maintaining such repositories.



Muriel Foulonneau
Centre pour la communication scientifique directe
Centre National de la recherche scientifique
12-14 bd Niels Boehr
69100 Villeurbanne
Tel: +33 (0)4 72 69 52 85
Cel: +33 (0)6 89 55 87 40
muriel.foulonneau at ccsd.cnrs.fr

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