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Approaches to make CDS/ISIS databases interoperable with OAI-compliant digital libraries

Jayakanth, Francis and Maly, Kurt J and Zubair, M and Aswath, L (2005) Approaches to make CDS/ISIS databases interoperable with OAI-compliant digital libraries. In: Program: electronic library and information systems, 39 (3). pp. 269-278.

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One of the biggest obstacles for information dissemination to a user community is that many digital libraries or bibliographic databases use heterogeneous technologies that inhibit interoperability. The Open Archives Initiative (OAI) addresses interoperability by using a framework to facilitate the discovery of content stored in distributed archives or bibliographic databases through the use of the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Though the OAI-PMH is becoming the de facto standard, many of the legacy databases or bibliographic systems, for various reasons, are not OAI-compliant. CDS/ISIS is one such database system. In this paper, we discuss the static repository (SR) approach to make CDS/ISIS databases OAI-compliant. The records from a CDS/ISIS database are exported onto a file and the exported records are then converted to the SR XML file format. The SR file is made OAI-compliant either by ingesting it into the Kepler Archivelet or through the intermediation of a static repository gateway (SRG).

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Program: electronic library and information systems
Publisher: Emerald
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Emerald.
Keywords: Archives management;Bibliographic systems;Databases;Digital libraries;Open systems;CDS/ISIS;legacy databases
Department/Centre: Division of Information Sciences (Doesn't exist now) > National Centre for Science Information (Merged with JRD Library in May 2012)
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2013 10:53
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/3643

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