A Sustainable, OAI-Based Implementation of NCSTRL
Edward Fox, Jim French, Paul Jones, Kurt Maly, Michael Nelson, andMohammadZubair are leading an effort to work toward moving the Networked ComputerScience Technical Reference Library (NCSTRL) into a sustainable, Open ArchivesInitiative (http://www.openarchives.org)conformant framework.
Virginia's Internet Technology Innovation Center (
The initial work in this process should lead to an OAI-based operation ofNCSTRL by October 2001, with four NCSTRL collections in Virginiademonstrating the feasibility of both saving the historical NCSTRLcollection and pointing the way for a new paradigm of disseminating ComputerScience technical reports. Our aim is to demonstrate that our approach canbe linked with related projects -- e.g., the National Science Foundation'sNational Science Digital Library (see
There should be little impact initially on the operations at most NCSTRLsites, and the service at the NCSTRL web site should provide similarcapabilities to what resulted from previous NCSTRL support. Quelle dose est bon pour pour chaque jour? Those involvedin NCSTRL or otherwise interested in this effort are encouraged to read the proposal about the OAI based Technical Reference library.