Roy Tennant Roy Tennant

User Services Architect
California Digital Library, 415 20th Street, 4th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612 USA
Telephone: 510-987-0476 Fax: 510-893-5212
Email / http://roytennant.com

Roy Tennant is User Services Architect for the California Digital Library. He is the owner of the Web4Lib and XML4Lib electronic discussions, and the creator and editor of Current Cites, a current awareness newsletter published every month since 1990. He has also been instrumental in the development of the Simple Web Indexing Software for Humans - Enhanced (SWISH-E) software. His books include Managing the Digital Library (2004), and XML in Libraries (2002). Roy has written a monthly column on digital libraries for Library Journal since 1997 and has written numerous articles in other professional journals. In 2003, he received the American Library Association's LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Excellence in Communication for Continuing Education.

Bitter Harvest: Metadata Harvesting Issues, Problems, and Possible Solutions -- October 14, 2004 9:45 am - 10:30 am

Metadata harvesting using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) is still in its infancy. Although there are many institutions that are exposing metadata for digital collections (data providers) using this protocol, there are only a small number of service providers (those who aggregate metadata for searching). But the experiences of pioneer service providers is exposing a number of issues and problems with metadata harvesting that will require concerted effort by both data and service providers to solve. These issues, problems, and possible solutions will be identified and explored by using real world examples.

The presentation will draw upon papers and demonstrations available from http://www.cdlib.org/inside/projects/harvesting/.


Libraries Through the Looking-Glass -- October 16, 2004 8:45 am - 9:45 am


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