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Programme - Presentations - Notes

Thursday, 27th March 2003


Tutorial Session

12.30-13.00 Registration
13.00-18.00 Tutorial: OAI and OAI-PMH for Beginners
An introduction to the Open Archives Initiative and the Protocol for Metadata Harvesting
Abstract   more
  1. OAI-Tutorial in English, organised by OA-Forum
    Uwe Müller (Humboldt University) and Pete Cliff (UKOLN)
    Tutorial - OAI and OAI-PMH for Beginners   more  ppt-slides, 540 KB
    Example of a Data Provider Implementation    more  tar, 47 KB
  2. OAI-Tutorial in German, organised by DINI (German Initiative for Networked Information)
    Heinrich Stamerjohanns (University of Oldenburg) and Bruno Klotz-Berendes (University of Dortmund)
    Tutorium - Die Open Archives Initiative und OAI-PMH   more  pdf-file, 2162 KB
20.00 Welcome dinner

Friday, 28th March 2003


Morning Session

09.00-09.30 Registration
09.30-09.45 Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Peter Schirmbacher (Humboldt University) and Donatella Castelli (CNR)
Presentation   more  ppt-slides, 116 KB
09.45-10.05 Technical Validation Questionnaire - interim results
Birgit Matthaei (Humboldt University)
Abstract   more
Presentation   more  ppt-slides, 910 KB
10.05-10.35 Overview - European activities of open archives multimedia projects
Philip Hunter (UKOLN)
Abstract   more
Presentation   more  ppt-slides, 4123 KB
10.35-10.50 Introduction of the Breakout Sessions
10.50-11.20 Coffee break
11.20-13.00 Breakout Sessions
  • Tools and Implementation Experiences
    Susanne Dobratz (Humboldt University)
    To obtain an overview of what software was used to become an OAI compatible repository, the data from the OAI repositories were examined by the Open Archives Forum. We received feedback indicating that some projects were using packaged OAI software, which is freely available, but that the majority did their own developments in order to become an OAI compliant data or even service provider. Within this breakout session we would like to discuss and exchange experiences about the following:
    1. Which are the tools are preferable to others? Why? Are there trade-off, thatis, some better for one thing but not so good for something else? Which special features do they have? Which problems occurred within the implementation process?
    2. As most projects the Open Archives Forum investigated with it's technical validation questionnaire in 2002/2003 did this, it would be interesting to know why projects create self-developed solutions, rather than building on existing tools? Are the existing tools insufficient, or is OAI seen to be simple enough to be re-implemented?

    Presentation   more  ppt-slides, 109 KB
    Notes   more  pdf-file, 13 KB
    Report back   more  ppt-slides, 758 KB
  • Local and national services in the OAI model: how to implement them?
    Henk Ellermann (University Library, Erasmus University Rotterdam)
    and Saskia Franken (University Library of the University of Utrecht)
    The Dutch program DARE (Digital Academic REpositories) promotes the development of services, as defined, or constrained, by the OAI model by the institutions participating in DARE. The main objective is to show the academic community as concretely as possible how electronic publishing can be a rewarding activity for them. The development of such services however is not a trivial task. The OAI protocol only offers a first step and much work is needed in setting up acceptable practices in, say, defining metadata and in coming to terms with a large number of organizational and cultural issues. In this break-out session a few representants of dutch universities will expose their plans and ideas for you to comment on.

    Presentation   more  ppt-slides, 36 KB
    Report back   more  ppt-slides, 46 KB
  • Meeting of the Organisational Issues Working Group
    Report back   more  ppt-slides, 67 KB
13.00-14.30 Lunch


Afternoon Session

14.30-15.15 Reports back from Breakout Sessions
15.15-16.00 Presentations on Open Archives Experiences within Multimedia Projects
16.00-16.30 Coffee break
16.30-17.15 Keynote: The OAI and OAI-PMH
How did we get here, and where do we go from here?

Herbert van de Sompel (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Abstract   more
Presentation   more  ppt-slides, 578 KB
Demo: Open URL Registry   more  avi-file, 1104 KB
Demo: OAI Usage Logs   more  avi-file, 856 KB
The avi-files are TSCC compressed. If you want to read them in good quality you can download the Camtasia Player (bottom of this page). Easier but with less quality is it to load TSCC Codec.
17.15-17.30 Introduction to the next day
Susanne Dobratz (Humboldt University)
17.30 End of Day One
20.00 Social Dinner

Saturday, 29th March 2003


Morning Session

09.15-10.45 Presentations of European Open Archives Projects:
Interoperability, Networking, Retrieval and Metadata in Multimedia Repositories

10.45-11.00 Introduction of the Breakout Sessions
11.00-11.30 Coffee Break
11.30-13.00 Breakout Sessions
  • Metadata for Multimedia Objects
    Heike Neuroth (SUB Göttingen)
    Introduction   more  pdf-file, 45 KB
    Report back   more  ppt-slides, 97 KB
  • Technical Copyright Enforcement and Open Access
    Volker Grassmuck (Helmholtz Center, Berlin)
    Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) and its legal protection establishes a new global knowledge regime. How does it affect open access? What can be done to ensure the freedom of scientific communications?

    Presentation   more  pdf-file, 52 KB
    Report back   more  ppt-slides, 72 KB
  • Requirements and lessons from the open archives service providers
    Donatella Castelli (CNR)
    Many of the participants to this workshop are involved in the development of service providers that exploit content gatherer from open archives. The aim of this break-out session is to collect the requirements and lessons learned while developing these services

    Report back   more  ppt-slides, 69 KB
13.00-14.30 Lunch


Afternoon Session

14.30-15.15 Reports back from Breakout Sessions
15.15-15.30 Summing up & way forward for OA-Forum
Leona Carpenter (UKOLN)
Presentation   more  ppt-slides, 66 KB
15.30 End of Day two

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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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