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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

More on OAI-ORE

Carl Lagoze, et al., A Web-Based Resource Model for eScience: Object Reuse & Exchange, preprint of a paper for the 2008 Microsoft eScience Workshop (Indianapolis, December 7-9, 2008), deposited on November 4, 2008. (Thanks to Fabrizio Tinti.) Abstract:
Work in the Open Archives Initiative - Object Reuse and Exchange (OAI-ORE) focuses on an important aspect of infrastructure for eScience: the specification of the data model and a suite of implementation standards to identify and describe compound objects. These are objects that aggregate multiple sources of content including text, images, data, visualization tools, and the like. These aggregations are an essential product of eScience, and will become increasingly common in the age of data-driven scholarship. The OAI-ORE specifications conform to the core concepts of the Web architecture and the semantic Web, ensuring that applications that use them will integrate well into the general Web environment.