Extending Interoperability of Digital Libraries:
Building on the Open Archives Initiative,
ACM Hypertext'2000 and ACM Digital Libraries'2000,
June 3, 2000, San Antonio
Please apply to firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are interested in attending this workshop.
For background on Open Archives Initiative and the conferences
that are sponsoring the workshop, see
full-day, with attendees encouraged to attend both
parts but possibility of attending either morning or afternoon
This will be an open meeting with selection of participants based on:
- an email proposal of not more than 1000 words (half on what a
person can contribute to the meeting topics and half on their
background/prior work) to email@example.com; and
- on prior or planned involvement in the Open Archives Initiative.
We expect 20-40 participants. The following attended the Santa Fe
meeting and will be encouraged to join this workshop as well:
- Caroline Arms - Library of Congress
- Les Carr - University of Southampton & CogPrints
- Eric Celeste - MIT
- Mark Doyle - the American Physical Society
- Dale Flecker - Harvard University
- Edward Fox - Virginia Tech & NDLTD
- Mike Friedman - HighWire Press
- Paul Ginsparg - Los Alamos National Laboratory & arXiv.org
- Paul Gherman - Vanderbilt University (representative of ARL and
Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)
- Stevan Harnad - University of Southampton & CogPrints
- Thomas Krichel - University of Surrey & RePEc
- Carl Lagoze - Cornell University
- Rick Luce - Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Clifford Lynch - Coalition for Networked Information
- Kurt Maly - Old Dominion University
- Deanna Marcum - the Council on Library and Information Resources
- Michael Nelson - NASA Langley
- John Ober - University of California
- Heath O'Connell - Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
- Bob Parks - Washington University & EconWPA
- Herbert Van de Sompel - University of Ghent & Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Eric Van de Velde - Caltech
- Simeon Warner - Los Alamos National Laboratory & arXiv.org
- Don Waters - The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
- Ken Weiss - University of California
The Open Archives initiative has been set up to create a
forum to discuss and solve matters of interoperability
between author self-archiving solutions, as a way to
promote their global acceptance.
This workshop will continue and extend the work of the
first meeting of the initiative, that was held October 21-22,
1999 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
Purpose and Goals:
- disseminate results from the Santa Fe meeting
- review progress toward Open Archives, i.e., give a
concise post mortem of progress to-date
- provide a forum for presentation and discuss of proposals
to extend early work toward Open Archives
- new protocols
- new service definitions
- D-Lib paper(s)
- suggested research agenda for interoperability
Relevance to the Field:
- Interoperability is a major focus in the digital libraries field.
- Integrating linking with Open Archives is closely tied to hypertext.
- The day will be a mix of short presentations and discussions.
- There may be a period of 60-90 minutes in the afternoon for
breakout sessions followed by 30 minutes of plenary presentation
if the attendance warrants.
- Review of Santa Fe meeting
- Report and discussion on metadata efforts
- Report and discussion on protocol and server efforts
- Report and discussion on harvesting
- Report and discussion on integrated services
- Other business of the Open Archives initiative
- Presentation of proposals for layers, protocols and services
browsing, federation, linking, logging, multilingual access,
- Discussion of data quality and data cleaning
- Discussion of extensions to other "super-archives"
- Where do we go from here ...
Edward A. Fox - point of contact
Professor, Department of Computer Science
Director, Digital Library Research Laboratory
660 McBryde Hall
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 USA
tel (540) 231-5113
FAX (540) 231-6075
firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://fox.cs.vt.edu
- Carl Lagoze, Digital Library Scientist,
Department of Computer Science, Cornell University,
Ithaca, NY 14853 USA,
- Herbert Van de Sompel,
Head of Library Automation - University of Ghent - Belgium,
Research Assistant - Research Library Los Alamos National
- Hussein Suleman,
Department of Computer Science,
660 McBryde Hall,
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 USA,
tel (540) 231-3615,
Comments on organizers:
Fox, Lagoze and Van de Sompel were involved in the Santa
Fe meeting and are actively working on the Open Archives initiative.
Suleman is a PhD student working with Fox; his research focus is on
this and closely related topics. He is funded by NSF to work on developing
a "super-archive" related to WWW logs and research in that field.
Fox has organized a large number of workshops at ACM conferences as
well as served as program chair for ACM DL'96 and '99. Formerly he was
vice chair and then chair of ACM SIGIR, for the period 1988-1995.
Lagoze is one of the lead technical contributors to the Open Archives
initiative. He has directed a number of digital library projects and
has been an active participant in many workshops and conferences.
Van de Sompel has led much of the Open Archives effort, including
a large portion of the work before and after the Santa Fe meeting.
Others from the Open Archives initiative are likely to play key
roles in this workshop, so the list of organizers is subject to change.