Building an Open Language Archives Community on the OAI foundation

Gary Simons, Steven Bird

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The Open Language Archives Community (OLAC) is an international partnership of institutions and individuals who are creating a worldwide virtual library of language resources. The Dublin Core (DC) Element Set and the OAI Protocol have provided a solid foundation for the OLAC framework. However, we need more precision in community-specific aspects of resource description than is offered by DC. Furthermore, many of the institutions and individuals who might participate in OLAC do not have the technical resources to support the OAI protocol. This paper presents our solutions to these two problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-218
Number of pages9
JournalLibrary Hi Tech
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes


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