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Exploiting "Light-weight" Protocols and Open Source Tools to Implement Digital Library Collections and Services
January 1, 2005

This article describes the design and implementation of two digital library collections and services using a number of "light-weight" protocols and open source tools. These protocols and …

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…

Looking for Pearls
January 1, 2005

"It can be hard to find all the relevant material online when there is so much available. The OAIster project of the University of Michigan provides a solution by harvesting the information th…

De–unifying a Digital Library
January 1, 2005

The University of Tasmania decided to explore using a unified digital library for all its research output: journal articles, conference papers, higher degree theses, and other types. This decision …

The eXtensible Past: The Relevance of the XML Data Format for Access to Historical Datasets and a Strategy for Digital Preservation
January 1, 2005

This article reports on the X-past project carried out by the Netherlands Historical Data Archive (NHDA). The main goal of the project has been to investigate how the XML data format can improve th…

SRW/U with OAI: Expected and Unexpected Synergies
January 1, 2005

SRW/U (the Search/Retrieve Webservice) and OAI (Open Archives Initiative) are both modern information retrieval protocols developed by distinct groups from different backgrounds at around the same …

Experiences of Educators Using a Portal of Aggregated Metadata
January 1, 2004

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Open Archives Initiative Metadata Harvesting Project sought to test the viability of a search portal containing aggregated metadata for cultural herit…

Resource Harvesting within the OAI-PMH Framework
January 1, 2004

Motivated by preservation and resource discovery, we examine how digital resources, and not just metadata about resources, can be harvested using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata …

An Interview with Herbert van de Sompel
December 18, 2006

In this 20 minute recording, we'll hear sit down with the Team Lead for Digital Library Research at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Herbert van de Sompel .  Listen in as he discusses…

An Interview with DLF's Executive Director, David Seaman
December 13, 2005

In this 32 minute recording, I sit down with the Digital Library Federation's David Seaman to get his thoughts on the DLF , OAI , DOI and web 2.0 ... we'll also chat for a…

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