OAI-ORE - Open Archives Initiative Object Reuse and Exchange
The goal of these standards is to expose the rich content in aggregations of Web resources to applications that support authoring, deposit, exchange, visualization, reuse, and preservation. The standards support the changing nature of scholarship and scholarly communication, and the need for cyberinfrastructure to support that scholarship, with the intent to develop standards that generalize across all web-based information including the increasing popular social networks of “Web 2.0”.
OAI-ORE 1.0 was issued on 17 October 2008
The Open Archives Initiative develops and promotes standards that enable content distribution. The Initiative grew out of the needs of the Open Access and institutional repository domains, but now promotes work to provide access to digital resources for scholarship, research and learning.