Sunday, February 01, 2004

Ariadne

The new issue of Ariadne includes:
  • Improving the Quality of Metadata in Eprint Archives
    Marieke Guy, Andy Powell and Michael Day address the argument that the quality of service to end-users is markedly influenced by the quality of metadata being produced and provide suggestions.
  • Building OAI-PMH Harvesters with Net::OAI::Harvester
    Ed Summers describes Net::OAI::Harvester, the Perl package for easily interacting with OAI-PMH repositories as a metadata harvester. Ed provides examples of how to use Net::OAI::Harvester to write short programs which execute each of the 6 OAI-PMH verbs.
  • DSpace vs. ETD-db: Choosing software for E-theses
    Richard Jones examines the similarities and differences between DSpace and ETD-db to determine their applicability in a modern E-theses service.

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