ERIC Number: ED478096
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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The NASA Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program's Implementation of Open Archives Initiative (OAI) for Data Interoperability and Data Exchange.
Rocker, JoAnne; Roncaglia, George J.; Heimerl, Lynn N.; Nelson, Michael L.
Interoperability and data-exchange are critical for the survival of government information management programs. E-government initiatives are transforming the way the government interacts with the public. More information is to be made available through Web-enabled technologies. Programs such as the NASA's Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program Office are tasked to find more effective ways to disseminate information to the public. The NASA STI Program is an agency-wide program charged with gathering, organizing, storing, and disseminating NASA-produced information for research and public use. The program is investigating the use of a new protocol called the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) as a means to improve data interoperability and data collection. OAI promotes the use of the OAI harvesting protocol as a simple way for data sharing among repositories. In two separate initiatives, the STI Program is implementing OAI. In collaboration with the Air Force, Department of Energy, and Old Dominion University, the NASA STI Program is participating in the Technical Report Interchange (TRI) Project to exchange data between the three organizations. The second initiative is the deployment of OAI for the NASA Technical Report Server (TRS) environment. The NASA TRS environment is comprised of distributed technical report servers with a centralized search interface. This paper focuses on the implementation of OAI to promote interoperability among diverse data repositories. (Contains 10 references and 4 figures.) (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Data Collection, Federal Government, Government Publications, Information Dissemination, Information Transfer, Scientific and Technical Information
For full text: http://www.sla.org/content/Events/conference/2002annual/ confpap2002/papers2002conf.cfm/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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