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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.

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Abstract

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
ID Code:82
Deposited By:Merchant, Bhavik
Deposited On:10 October 2003