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1. Abstract This paper presents a conceptual metadata framework for Dublin Core metadata, intended to support the development of interoperable metadata standards and applications. The model rests on the fundamental concept of an " abstract model " for metadata, as exemplified by the DCMI Abstract Model, and is based on concepts and ideas that have developed(More)
The Resource Discovery Network (RDN) has taken a collaborative approach to the development of a network of subject gateways, each of which offers a variety of services to its subject-focused community. This paper considers the use of the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting as a mechanism for sharing metadata records between those(More)
This version is made available in accordance with publisher policies. Please cite only the published version using the reference above. Abstract This paper reviews BIBLINK, an EC funded project that is attempting to create links between national bibliographic agencies and the publishers of electronic resources. The project focuses on the flow of(More)
This paper looks at whether the tendency of some governments to borrow short term is reinforced by financial support from the International Monetary Fund. I first present a model of sovereign debt issuance at various maturities featuring endogenous liquidity crises and maturity mismatches due to financial under-development. I use the model to analyse the(More)
Introduction Fantasy football has ballooned during the last 20 years from a tiny niche hobby into a massive, 15­billion­dollar per year industry. The appeal (at least in part) is due to the game's elegant simplicity: participants pretend to run a football team, picking and choosing real players from the NFL. The better these players perform in a season, the(More)
This paper develops a non-linear DSGE model to assess the interaction between ex-post interventions in credit markets and the build-up of risk ex ante. During a systemic crisis, bailouts relax balance sheet constraints and mitigate the severity of the recession. Ex ante, the anticipation of such bailouts leads to an increase in risk-taking, making the(More)