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The case for metadata harvesting

Simeoni, F. (2004) The case for metadata harvesting. Library Review, 53 (5). pp. 255-258. ISSN 0024-2535

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Abstract

Metadata harvesting is an increasingly popular model of interaction between the mutually autonomous parties of medium, medium-large federations of digital library services. With a harvesting protocol, in particular, resource descriptions locally available at each party can be served to remote applications for the implementation of federated services, such as resource discovery. This article offers a systematic explanation of the success of the model and its standard implementations in the context of current initiatives for national and international federations.