Thursday, March 8, 2012

2012-03-08: ResourceSync NISO Telecon

On March 6, 2012 we had a ResourceSync telecon for the purpose of explaining the goals of the project, some preliminary technology explorations, as well as soliciting potential partners in the development of a NISO standard. The project is joint between NISO and the Open Archives Initiative (OAI), and funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The details of the project are yet to be decided, but the focus is on exploring differing modalities for change notification (CN) and content transfer (CT). We are exploring a variety of push technologies to augment conventional harvesting technologies (e.g., RSS, Atom, OAI-PMH).

More details can be found in the slides Herbert and Rob covered during the telecon:

The ResourceSync team had a face-to-face meeting in Baltimore, February 2-3, 2012 where we settled on some of the basic project parameters and discussed an early prototype. Prior to that, Herbert and I did some preliminary strategizing on this topic during my visit to Santa Fe, October 26-28, 2011.

We will issue a technical report about ResourceSync shortly.