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What is OAI-PMH

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) is a mechanism developed for harvesting metadata descriptions of records in an archive.
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Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)
Ralph Hartsock (University of North Texas, USA) and Daniel G. Alemneh (University of North Texas, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch584
Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) have been a recent addition to the library's online access system, or digital project. This chapter traces the history of dissertations, from their printed form and issuance in microform by various agencies. It examines the changes in textual content and its presentation from the pre-digital to digitized documents, and the relation to software developed for music and other fields. It then examines the evolution of audio and video formats for the accompanying materials, particularly in the performing arts, and the content of these materials. It concludes with issues in ETDs Management and Ensuring Long-Term Access and Preservation, such as digital quality and copyright.
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Open Access to Scholarly Publications and Public Policies
“Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting” provides a standard framework for metadata harvesting.
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