[OAI-implementers] OAI implementation

Hussein Suleman hussein@cs.uct.ac.za
Wed, 26 Feb 2003 12:45:42 +0200

hi Rurie

to expose your collection to "the world", I would recommend the OAI 
protocol since it does not place great demands on the server, and the 
server can control usage by outside clients.

there is, alas, not much detailed analysis of the applicability of OAI 
in situations with poor bandwidth and resource-poor archives - trying to 
deal with this is one of my goals for the next year or so.

as an attempt to answer some of your questions:

1. go to the OAI website (www.openarchives.org) and read the paper by 
Lagoze and Van de Sompel in JCDL2001. that will give you a good overview 
of the features. the site also lists currently registered data 
providers, though you have to read individual papers (all listed on the 
site) to get an idea of barriers and problems faced by them.

2. regarding network stumbling blocks, the short answer is nobody really 
knows. if you are interested in doing experiments and tests on this in 
the future, please keep in touch with me.

also, i see you have published a paper at IIWAS2002 titled "Extending 
The OAI Protocol as the Data Integration Framework for the Digital 
Library Network in the Third World". i would really like to read this, 
and would greatly appreciate it if you sent me a copy - or better yet - 
submitted a copy to the OAI website. thanks!


ruri muharto wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'd like to implement any 'metadata exchange' protocol that provides some
> mechanisms in order to make our data provider integrated to some
> other larger community of digital library. In other words, our 'records
> provider', which contains about 5000 records, should also be harvested by
> 'the world'.
> I am really interested in using OAI protocol. In my opinion, this
> protocol is made up to be more simple and accessible rather than, let say,
> web services or z.39.50.
> So I'd like to know any brief explanation related to:
> 1. the features of OAI. How many providers or countries have been joint in
> such community mentioned before? The barriers commonly found that have
> obstructed the larger networks? and so on..
> 2. few 'stumbling blocks' to the network implementation. Is there any
> obstacles to implement the protocol in the third world's internet
> community like my country, Indonesia? etc..
> 3. Other stuffs not mentioned yet.. that could be essentially of use in
> general terms.
> thank you in advance for each response
> -rurie-
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