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TitleCreating a national federation of archives using OAI-PMH
Author(s)Ferros, Luís
Ramalho, José Carlos
Ferreira, Miguel
KeywordsDigital archives
Data provider
Service provider
Dublin Core
Issue date14-Feb-2008
CitationRAMALHO, José Carlos ; LOPES, João Correia ; ABREU, Salvador, ed. lit. – “XATA2008 : XML: applications and associated technologies : proceedings of the National Conference, 6, Évora, Portugal, 2008”. [Évora : Departamento de Informática da Universidade de Évora], 2008. ISBN 978-972-99166-5-6.
Abstract(s)This paper describes the planning stages of the creation of a national level federation of archives. The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting will be used for collecting metadata being produced by local archives using any compliant records management software. The first stage of implementation will harvest metadata produced with the DigitArq [1-3] platform in a pilot group of Portuguese Regional Archives. DigitArq relies on Encoded Archival Description (EAD) metadata to describe its collections. However, the overwhelming flexibility and complexity of EAD make the harvesting operation more complex than usual. This paper addresses possible ways of exchanging EAD records using OAI-PMH as the basis for a central repository of metadata that will enable the creation of advanced information services at the national level.
TypeConference paper
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:DI/CCTC - Artigos (papers)
DSI - Sociedade da Informação
KEEPS - Comunicações

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