Specifications for Object Reuse and Exchange (ORE) published

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ORE Logo The first production version of the Object Reuse and Exchange from the Open Archives Initiative was published today. In the words of the release announcement, ORE provides "the foundation for applications and services that can visualize, preserve, transfer, summarize, and improve access to the aggregations that people use in their daily Web interaction: including multiple page Web documents, multiple format documents in institutional repositories, scholarly data sets, and online photo and music collections."

This release of the 1.0 version features a newly rewritten primer as well as updated user guides (Resource Map Implementation in Atom, Resource Map Implementation in RDF/XML, Resource Map Implementation in RDFa, HTTP Implementation, and Resource Map Discovery) and core specifications (Abstract Data Model and ORE Vocabulary). There are also Tools and Additional Resources, an ORE Google Group and a ORE Wiki.