The open archives initiative: building a low-barrier interoperability framework

@inproceedings{Lagoze2001TheOA,
  title={The open archives initiative: building a low-barrier interoperability framework},
  author={Carl Lagoze and Herbert Van de Sompel},
  booktitle={JCDL '01},
  year={2001}
}
The Open Archives Initiative (OAI) develops and promotes interoperabil ity solutions that aim to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content. The roots of the OAI lie in the E-Print community. Over the last year its focus has been extended to include all content providers. This paper describes the recent history of the OAI - its origins in promoting E-Prints, the broadening of its focus, the details of its technical standard for metadata harvesting, the applications of this standard, and… 

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