Old Dominion University
Digital Library Research Group


Arc is one of the first federated searching services based on the OAI protocol. Arc harvests metadata from several OAI compliant archives, normalizes them, and stores them in a search service based on a relational database (MYSQL or Oracle). At present, we have over one million metadata records from over 80 data providers from various domains.

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Selected Publications

  • X. Liu, K. Maly, M. L. Nelson, M. Zubair, Lessons Learned with Arc, An OAI-PMH Service Provider, Library Trends 53(4), 2005, pp. 590-603.

  • F. Jayakanth, M. Zubair, and L Aswath,K.Maly,"Static and Dynamic Approaches to Make Legacy Databases OAI-compliant", D-Lib Magazine, In Brief, Volume 11 Number 10, October 2005.