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Overview:    Technical Validation Questionnaire  |   OAI in Europe
Experiences:    OAI-PMH pilot  |   Implementation of OAI-Services
Inventories:    Open Archive Tools  |   Services (pdf-file, 517 KB)  |   Repositories (pdf-file, 275 KB)

Technical Validation Questionnaire

 
An important role of the Open Archive Forum is sharing information about technical issues relating to open archives, and especially about implementations of the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Thus the project started an online Technical Validation Questionnaire, which is an evaluation of status, experiences and future plans regarding European OAI implementations.

This long-term survey continued during approximately the period of one year and is based on the experiences with the 1st Technical Validation Questionnaire which was originally created to prepare a workshop session (see below). We asked for information about software used, implementation costs, coverage of the archive, and interoperability, experiences and expectations in different communities and in different countries. The focus of interest was on fundamental questions such as:

  • Is there a common ground and therefore good conditions for cooperating and learning from each other, or are requirements so individual that it will be necessary for many isolated solutions to be developed?
  • Do the existing instruments for implementation fulfill all requirements or should tools and protocols be developed to meet the needs of different communities?

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Questions:    (This inquiry is final and further filling out is not possible any longer!)

Final Results:

Interim Results (Presentations):

Interim Results (Summarising article):

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1st Technical Validation Questionnaire

The breakout session on technical issues at the 1st OAForum Workshop was prepared by a web-based questionnaire, that participants were asked to fill out before the workshop. The session - and the questionnaire - focused on the experiences made with existing OAI implementations and the problems, that particular demands caused. 18 people contributed to the questionnaire, 6 from Germany, 5 from Italy, 2 from Belgium, 2 from the Nederlands, 1 each from France, Sweden and the UK.

Questions:    (This inquiry is final and further filling out is not possible any longer!)

Results of the first Technical Validation Questionnaire:


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Overview:    Technical Validation Questionnaire  |   OAI in Europe
Experiences:    OAI-PMH pilot  |   Implementation of OAI-Services
Inventories:    Open Archive Tools  |   Services (pdf-file, 517 KB)  |   Repositories (pdf-file, 275 KB)
 
 

Imprint  

The Open Archives Forum (OAF) is an IST– Accompanying Measures project (IST- 2001-320015).
The partners of OAF are: University of Bath-UKOLN (United Kingdom), Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie della Informazione-CNR (Italy) and Computer- and Media Service (Computing Center) of Humboldt University (Germany).

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