NSF will fund 2 students for 3 years starting May 2001 on a project to apply
ideas related to the Open Archives Initiative
to two application domains, in US and Germany. One is to
help make available information of interest to physics departments.
As background see useful
The work involves developing an ontology or characterization of the
relevant information and to map how that is represented around the world
so that open archives can be developed, harvested, and support highly
effective information access.
This effort aims to get that project started. It will include
analysis, design, and prototyping.
Some various publications and in particular the references following:
- Thomas Severiens, Michael Hohlfeld, Kerstin Zimmermann, Eberhard R. Hilf,
"PhysDoc - A Distributed Network of Physics Institutions Documents:
Collecting, Indexing, and Searching High Quality Documents by using Harvest",
D-Lib Magazine, December 2000, Volume 6 Number 12,
- E. R. Hilf, "Integration of Research Institutes into the Future World-Wide Network of Scientific Information," presented at International Workshop of Max Planck Gesellschaft MPG: The Transformation of Science, Elmau, Bavaria, Germany, 1999.
- T. Severiens, "The EuroPhysNet-Project,"
presented at Proceedings of the International Workshop of the AK-MetaDaten on
"MetaData: Qualifying WebObjects", 1997.