Wednesday, 23 January 2008

European ORE Roll-Out at Open Repositories 2008

The European leg of the ORE roll-out has been announced and will occur on the final day of the Open Repositories 2008 conference in Southampton, UK. This is to complement the meeting at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore on March 3. From the email circular:

A meeting will be held on April 4, 2008 at the University of Southampton, in conjunction with Open Repositories 2008, to roll-out the beta release of the OAI-ORE specifications. This meeting is the European follow-on to a meeting that will be held in the USA on March 3, 2008 at Johns Hopkins University.

The OAI-ORE specifications describe a data model to identify and describe aggregations of web resources, and they introduce machine-readable formats to describe these aggregations based on ATOM and RDF/XML. The current, alpha version of the OAI-ORE specifications is at

Additional details for the OAI-ORE European Open Meeting are available at:

- The full press release for this event:

- The registration site for the event:

Note that registration is required and space is limited.

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