OpenURL and OAI

by Jing Liu ~ July 31st, 2008. Filed under: Summer Institute for Chinese Studies Librariship.

OpenURL is transferring the information about an item from the information provider via a Link- Server. OpenURL can embed CrossRef DOI’s, and CrossRef DOI’s can be used to send OpenURL to libraries. This helps publishers and libraries collaborate to optimize the services for the ultimate consumers of their information.

The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) offers a simple technical option for catalogue and repository services to make their metadata available to other services. The OAI framework distinguishes between data providers and service providers. Data providers have metadata that they wish to make available, service provider grabs metadata regularly from data provider, but original full-text sits in the repository.

The basic concept of image and the workflow of scanning is covered by Prof. Chen’s PPT.

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