Tutorial 5B: Object Reuse and Exchange: The OAI-ORE Framework
This tutorial will give an overview and a practical introduction to
the OAI Object Reuse and Exchange (OAI-ORE) framework and specifications
. The OAI-ORE framework recasts the repository-centric notion of a
digital object as a bounded aggregation of Web resources. These aggregations
are described by Resource Maps. The tutorial will motivate the approach
with several use cases including description of scholarly publications,
complex objects in repositories, eScience objects, and aggregations from
common web applications such as Flickr. The tutorial will describe
the OAI-ORE data model and how Resource Maps are serialized. Focus will
be on the the Atom serialization format, as this is proposed as the standard
format for maximum interoperability. Issues of discoverability will be
discussed and the tutorial will conclude with a summary of tools currently
available to assist with OAI-ORE development and use.
- Understanding of the motivations for OAI-ORE specifications
- Familiarity with the OAI-ORE data model and concepts
- Understanding of the use of Atom as a serialization format and alternative
- Understanding of integration with the Web, discoverability issues
- Familiarity with currently available tools.
The intended audience includes technologists and managers with some technical
knowledge. The tutorial will assume familiarity with notions of digital
objects, repositories, identifiers, the Web, and XML.
Level of Experience:
No prior experience with OAI-ORE, OAI-PMH, Atom or the Semantic Web is
Simeon Warner is the manager and a developer of the arXiv e-print archive
(http://arxiv.org/), and has worked with the Open Archives Initiative
(OAI) since its inception. He was one of the editors of the OAI protocol
for metadata harvesting (OAI-PMH) specification and currently is working
on the OAI Object Reuse and Exchange effort (OAI-ORE). He is a Research
Associate in Computing and Information Science at Cornell University
and a member of the Digital Library and Information Technologies group
of the Cornell University Library. He has research interests in web information
systems, interoperability and open-access scholarly publishing. His home
page is: http://www.cs.cornell.edu/people/simeon/.
Michael L. Nelson joined the Computer Science Department at Old Dominion
University in 2002. He worked at NASA Langley Research Center from 1991-2002.
Through a NASA fellowship, he spent the 2000-2001 academic year at the
School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill. His research interests include repository-object interaction
and digital preservation. His home page is: http://www.cs.odu.edu/_mln/.
Herbert Van de Sompel graduated in Mathematics and Computer
Science at Ghent University, and in 2000, obtained a Ph.D. there. For
many years, he was Head of Library Automation at Ghent University. After
having left Ghent in 2000, he has been Visiting Professor in Computer
Science at Cornell University, and Director of e-Strategy and Programmes
at the British Library. Currently, he is the team leader of the Digital
Library Research and Prototyping Team at the Research Library of the
Los Alamos National Laboratory. Herbert has played a major role in creating
the Open Archives Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, the OpenURL Framework
for Context-Sensitive Services, the 2 SFX linking server, and
info URI. He currently focuses his attention on the Open Archives Initiative
Object Re-Use & Exchange effort (ORE) and on the MESUR project that
researches usage-based indicators of scholarly impact. His home page
Carl Lagoze is a Senior Research Associate in Computing and Information
Science at Cornell.
In this role he teaches, directs graduate students, and participates
in research funded by NSF, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Microsoft.
His primary research interests include architecture and protocols for
distributed information environments, automatic organization of web information,
and new environments for scholarly communication. In research collaborations
with colleagues at Cornell and elsewhere he has played a major role in
the Open Archives Initiative Project forMetadata Harvesting and Object
Reuse and Exchange, the Dienst/NCSTRL architecture and protocol for distributed
digital libraries, the ABC metadata ontology, and the Fedora Open Source
Repository System. He has served on a number of boards and committees
including the Program Committees of U.S., European, and Asian Digital
Library Conferences, the Advisory Committee of the National Virtual Observatory,
the External Advisory Board of the Los Alamos Research Library, and the
National Advisory Board of the University of Texas Utopia Project. His
home page is: http://www.cs.cornell.edu/lagoze/.