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NISO and the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) announce the release of a beta draft for comments of the ResourceSync Framework Specification for the web consisting of various capabilities that allow third-party systems to remain synchronized with a server’s evolving resources. The ResourceSync joint project, funded with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the JISC, was initiated to develop a new open standard on the real-time synchronization of Web resources.
Increasingly, large-scale digital collections are available from multiple hosting locations, are cached at multiple servers, and leveraged by several services. This proliferation of replicated copies of works or data on the Internet has created an increasingly challenging problem of keeping the repositories’ holdings and the services that leverage them up-to-date and accurate. The ResourceSync draft specification introduces a range of easy to implement capabilities that a server may support in order to enable remote systems to remain more tightly in step with its evolving resources.
The draft specification is available on the OAI website at: www.openarchives.org/rs/0.5/resourcesync. Comments on the draft can be posted on the public discussion forum at: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/resourcesync.
For more on the ResourceSync Framework, see the article in the January/February 2013 issue of D-Lib.
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