Metadata aggregation and "automated digital libraries": a retrospective on the NSDL experience

@article{Lagoze2006MetadataAA,
  title={Metadata aggregation and "automated digital libraries": a retrospective on the NSDL experience},
  author={Carl Lagoze and Dean B. Krafft and Tim Cornwell and Naomi Dushay and Dean Eckstrom and John Saylor},
  journal={Proceedings of the 6th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL '06)},
  year={2006},
  pages={230-239}
}
Over three years ago, the Core Integration team of the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) implemented a digital library based on metadata aggregation using Dublin Core and OAI-PMH. The initial expectation was that such low-barrier technologies would be relatively easy to automate and administer. While this architectural choice permitted rapid deployment of a production NSDL, our three years of experience have contradicted our original expectations of easy automation and low people cost. We… CONTINUE READING