Sunday, September 16, 2012

Metadata Harvesting from Divergent Resources: Tools and Techniques

Metadata Harvesting from Divergent Resources: Tools and Techniques [Paperback]

Saiful Amin (Author), ARD Prasad (Author)

Book Description

September 4, 2012
The Open Archive Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) is an interoperability framework that facilitates discovery of resources from multiple digital repositories from a single search service, known as OAI Service Provider. Even though OAI-PMH has become very popular among scholarly repositories, majority of scholarly literature still do not support it. Although this situation will keep improving, we cannot expect all the scholarly resources to be OAI-compliant at the article-level any time soon. This is especially true in case of primary resources, keeping in view that there are nearly 300,000 periodicals listed in the Ulrich's database. On the other hand, many publishers are providing metadata of their publications in disparate formats through many user-centric services, such as, email alerts, RSS feeds, and online table of contents. This work describes an experiment to bring these alternative sources of metadata into the fold of OAI-PMH so that OAI-based search index can be augmented with metadata from non-OAI-compliant resources.

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About the Author

Dr. Saiful Amin, a Visiting Scientist at DRTC, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, has over 14 years of experience as librarian and as functional consultant in library automation, digital libraries, and RFID systems.Prof. ARD Prasad (Head, DRTC) is a globally recognized expert in the library science field. He has over 30 years of experience.


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