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Re: [ARSCLIST] Common database/electronic library interchange format ?


there are a number of current projects working with this issue. Most are based around the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH):


These include the uk Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA):


Peoples Network Discover project (PNDS),


(which is currently being restructured)

and the ambitious, but more stable Europeana project:


You may also be interested to look at the European Library project:


I am an active participant in all of the above projects (with the exception of the European Library) and I would be happy to pass on any information you need. Feel free to contact me off-forum, if you want to know more.

Best Wishes

Mike Hirst

D P Ingram wrote:

Does anybody know (Google was not my friend, at least with what "rubbish" I put in) if there is a common database/electronic interchange format for linking electronic library collections?

I understand an institution may not be able to have a common database format (fields etc) but there can be filters or things applied to make it easy to share or link collection databases together. Does such a thing exist?

Many thanks, Darren

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