Object Reuse and Exchange (ORE) is a new two-year effort by the Open Archives Initiative, began in October 2006. The work is funded by the generous support by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundationi. ORE is co-coordinated by Herbert Van de Sompel and Carl Lagoze.ORE will develop specifications that allow distributed repositories to exchange information about their constituent digital objects. These specifications will include approaches for representing digital objects and repository services that facilitate access and ingest of these representations. The specifications will enable a new generation of cross-repository services that leverage the intrinsic value of digital objects beyond the borders of hosting repositories.