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Archival description in OAI-ORE
Kaplan, Deborah ; Sauer, Anne ; Wilczek, Eliot
The 5th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2010)
Madrid, Spain, 6-9 July 2010
This paper seeks to define a new method for representing and managing description of archival collections using OAI-ORE. This new method has two advantages. Firstly, it adapts traditional archival description methods for the contemporary reality that digital collections, unlike collections of physical materials, are not best described by physical location. Secondly, it takes advantage of the power of OAI-ORE to allow for a multitude of non-linear relationships, providing richer and more powerful access and description.
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