2 thoughts on “Interoperability Resources You Can’t Live Without

  1. Just a comment; the Knowledge Exchange Working Group for Interoperable Digital Repositories is working on the theme “authority files”. Because many repository administrator employees would like to have an auto-fill-in function that automatically completes the metadata fields while typing. Yet these type-suggestions must come from an international authority. Otherwise many typing variances result in ambiguation. These authoritive names can be grouped around for example: author names, journal titles, publisher names, academic organisations, funding bodies, etc.
    Knowledge Exchange IDR WG

    In September 2011 a Library seminar was held around ontologies and classifications. http://seminar.udcc.org/2011/programme.htm

    I would be nice for COAR to keep track / create an inventory on 1. what the authority files are. 2. what their web-location is and 3. what an ‘authority’ in what respective context. -technical- 4. what API standards they use to make repository systems easily adapt auto-fill-in functionality.

    The big step is aligning all political organisations for COAR to be authoritve in semantic interoperability for repository and related systems.

  2. Hi, here at the ZBW – German National Library of Economics – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, which is the world’s largest specialist library for economics the focus for “Interoperability Resources”, with our open access repository EconStor, lies on: OAI-PMH, file exchange based on ReDIF (from RePEc) and web services for Linked Open Data.
    EconStor currently (Nov., 2011) hosts approximately 32,000 full text oa documents. It is important for us to share our metadata with e.g. economistsonline, LeibnizOpen and BASE. This we do achieve through OAI-PMH dissemination. As a DINI certified repository we offer special sets for the ddc and document types of the available oa documents on our server. For the best possible quality of the harvested metadata we not only offer Dublin Core but also DIDL/MODS a format with a much finer granularity of information.
    As a aubject repository in economics we also offer a special service of disseminating the metadata via RePEc and SSRN two of the most renowned service providers for economics and social sciences.
    By integrating LOD for standardized vocabularies – currently STW and JEL – we try to enhance the user experience of our visitors. In the near future we also plan to use the additional sources of the SWD, TheSoz, Agrovoc and DBpedia via the STW Web Services to semantically enrich the search and ingest facilities of EconStor.

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