The MOSC Project: Using the OAI-PMH to Bridge Metadata Cultural Differences across Museums, Archives, and Libraries

Eulalia Roel


The MetaScholar Initiative of Emory UniversityLibraries, in collaboration with the Center for the Studyof Southern Culture, the Atlanta History Center, and theGeorgia Music Hall of Fame, received an Institute ofMuseum and Library Services grant to develop a newmodel for library-museum-archives collaboration. Thiscollaboration will broaden access to resources for learningcommunities through the use of the Open ArchivesInitiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAIPMH). The project, titled Music of Social Change(MOSC), will use OAI-PMH as a tool to bridge thewidely varying metadata standards and practices acrossmuseums, archives, and libraries. This paper will focusspecifically on the unique advantages of the use of OAIPMH to concurrently maximize the exposure of metadataemergent from varying metadata cultures.

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