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A dynamic approach to make CDS/ISIS databases interoperable over the internet using the OAI protocol

Jayakanth, F and Maly, K and Zubair, M and Aswath, L (2006) A dynamic approach to make CDS/ISIS databases interoperable over the internet using the OAI protocol. In: Program: electronic library and information systems, 40 (3). pp. 277-285.

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There are many bibliographic databases that are being maintained using legacy database systems. CDS/ISIS is one such legacy database system. It was designed and developed specifically for handling textual data. Over the years, many databases have been developed using this package. There is, however, no mechanism supported by the package for seamless interoperability of databases. The Open Archives Initiative (OAI) addresses the issue of 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). The protocol is becoming a de facto standard for interoperability of DLs. Many of the legacy database systems that are in use today, to the best of our knowledge, for various reasons, are not OAI-compliant. This makes it difficult for the legacy databases to share their metadata automatically. There are two possible approaches to make legacy databases OAI compliant – static and dynamic. In this paper, we discuss the dynamic approach to make CDS/ISIS databases OAI-compliant.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Program: electronic library and information systems
Publisher: Emerald
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to the Emerald.
Keywords: Compatibility methods;Databases;Digital libraries
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 10:52
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/8252

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