The case for metadata harvesting

F. Simeoni

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-258
Number of pages3
JournalLibrary Review
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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