Saturday, February 23, 2008

Dspace and OAI-PMH

The people at Knowledge Reef introduced me to Dspace, which is a data repository system developed at MIT, which abides by the Open Archive Inititiative (OAI) standards. Dspace will organize both documents and datasets and will allow semantic systems, like Knowledge Reef to extract metadata through the Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (PMH). We agreed that we should try to store both the Venice Project Archive documents as well as the Venice Data Repository datasets in Dspace, so that Knowledge Reef could then harvest our data with OAI-PMH and make it available on the semantic web... This would be really really cool. And a very appropriate way to celebrate our 20th anniversary by moving beyond "old school" systems and into the 21st century. The Venice Project Center knowledgebase will be one of the first on the semantic web!
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