In the DLGrid project supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation we plan to enhance key infrastructure components of the OAI (Open Archives Initiative) framework by building a 'Grid' of digital libraries and a cluster computer to support a high performance OAI-federated search service. The Grid is an emerging technology for infrastructure that enables the integrated, collaborative use of high-end computers, networks, and databases owned by multiple organizations. Recently, there has been interest in using the Grid for managing large data sets by creating and storing descriptive metadata, which is used for discovery.
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Enhancing Infrastructure for OAI: the DLGrid contributed by Kurt Maly and Mohammad Zubair appears in the current issue of D-Lib.