Archival description in OAI-ORE

  • Deborah Kaplan
  • Anne Sauer
  • Eliot Wilczek
Keywords: OR2010, Digital Preserving and Archiving, Library and information sciences, DDC: 020


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.