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Selected OAI-ORE Resources

  • JSON-LD User Guide Beta Draft 2014-08-14
    A user guide describing serialization of OAI-ORE in JSON-LD is available for comment.
  • OAI-ORE Production Release 2008-10-17
    The production versions (v1.0) of the OAI-ORE specifications and implementation documents are now available, with a table of contents page at http://www.openarchives.org/ore/toc. This public release is the culmination of several months of testing and review of initial alpha and beta releases. The participation and feedback from the wider OAI-ORE community, especially the OAI-ORE technical committee, was instrumental to the process leading up to this production release.
  • Foresite OAI-ORE Libraries
    The Foresite project is pleased to announce the initial code of two software libraries for constructing, parsing, manipulating and serialising OAI-ORE Resource Maps. These libraries are being written in Java and Python, and can be used generically to provide advanced functionality to OAI-ORE aware applications. The software is open source, released under a BSD licence, and is available from a Google Code repository.
  • Proposal for funding to the Mellon Foundation
    Details the plan for work developing OAI-ORE specifications over the two-year period beginning October 2006
  • OAI-ORE development documents

Aggregations of Web Resources

Open Archives Initiative Object Reuse and Exchange (OAI-ORE) defines standards for the description and exchange of aggregations of Web resources. These aggregations, sometimes called compound digital objects, may combine distributed resources with multiple media types including text, images, data, and video. The goal of these standards is to expose the rich content in these aggregations to applications that support authoring, deposit, exchange, visualization, reuse, and preservation. Although a motivating use case for the work is the changing nature of scholarship and scholarly communication, and the need for cyberinfrastructure to support that scholarship, the intent of the effort is to develop standards that generalize across all web-based information including the increasing popular social networks of "web 2.0".

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