Old Dominion University
Digital Library Research Group

DOG

Though the Open Archive Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) is becoming the defacto standard for digital libraries, some of its predecessors are still in use. Although a limited number of Dienst repositories continue to be populated, others are precariously unsupported. The Dienst Open Archive Gateway (DOG) is a gateway between the OAI-PMH and the Dienst (version 4.1) protocol. DOG allows OAI-PMH harvesters to extract metadata records (in RFC-1807 or Dublin Core) from Dienst servers.



Selected Publications

  • Terry L. Harrison, Michael L. Nelson, Mohammad Zubair, "The Dienst OAI Gateway", Proceedings of the Third ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Houston Texas, May 27-31, 2003, pp. 309-311.

  • Terry L. Harrison, Michael L. Nelson, Mohammad Zubair, "The Dienst OAI Gateway: A Preservation Gateway for a Legacy Protocol", Old Dominion University Computer Science Department Technical Report TR-2003-01, March 2003