SOAPifying the Open Archives
Merchant, Bhavik, Michael Gaylord and Sergio Congia (2003) SOAPifying the Open Archives. Technical Report CS03-13-00, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.
3This is a research paper on the partial development and experiments related to a SOAP-compliant metadata harvesting protocol based on the Open Archives Initiative’s Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). The experiments involved implementations of a client-side Service Provider and a server-side Data Provider and were aimed at determining the feasibility of encoding the OAI-PMH request/response pairs as SOAP messages. In addition, a testing tool was developed to test the protocol compliance of data providers. The results prove that such a SOAP messaging system for the Open Archives is indeed feasible as the additional overhead for such SOAP functionality was insignificantly small. Furthermore, the changes necessary for adopting such a framework are minimal.
|EPrint Type:||Departmental Technical Report|
|Subjects:||H Information Systems: H.3 INFORMATION STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL|
|Deposited By:||Merchant, Bhavik|
|Deposited On:||10 October 2003|