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On the Record: Report of The Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control
January 9, 2008

This is the final report from The Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control. The Report is based on the key premise that the community is at a critical juncture…

ORE Specification and User Guide
December 10, 2007

Open Archives Initiative Object Reuse and Exchange (OAI-ORE) defines standards for the description and exchange of aggregations of Web resources.  This document provides an introduction and …

Metadata for All: Descriptive Standards and Metadata Sharing across Libraries, Archives and Museums
January 1, 2007

Integrating digital content from libraries, archives and museums represents a persistent challenge. While the history of standards development is rife with examples of cross-community experimentati…

Resource Description and Access (RDA): Cataloging Rules for the 20th Century
January 1, 2007

There is evidence that many individuals and organizations in the library world do not support the work taking place to develop a next generation of the library cataloging rules. The authors describ…

Report of the January 2007 ORE-TC Meeting
January 1, 2007

A detalied report of the results of the meeting of OAI-ORE Technical Committee describing features and requirements of the ORE model and its context in the Web Architecture. …

Contexts and Contributions: Building the Distributed Library
January 1, 2006

Martha L. Brogan's Contexts and Contributions: Building the Distributed Library is a major contribution to the Digital Library Federation's (DLF) suite of work that focuses on the Open …

Moving Towards Shareable Metadata
January 1, 2006

A focus of digital libraries, particularly since the advent of the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, is aggregating from multiple collections metadata describing digital co…

Metasearch Authentication and Access Management
January 1, 2006

"Metasearch – also called parallel search, federated search, broadcast search, and cross-database search – has become commonplace in the information community's vocabulary. …

A Standards-based Solution for the Accurate Transfer of Digital Assets
January 1, 2005

This article describes results of a collaboration between the Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the American Physical Society (APS) aimed at designing and implementi…

The Open Collections Program
January 1, 2005

The goal of the Open Collections Program (OCP) of Harvard Harvard's library and museum collections for purposes of teaching, learning, and research — both at Harvard and around the worl…