Object Reuse and Exchange (ORE) is a new two-year effort by the Open Archives Initiative, began in October 2006. The work is funded by the generous support by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. ORE is co-coordinated by Herbert Van de Sompel and Carl Lagoze.
ORE will develop specifications that allow distributed repositories to exchange information about their constituent digital objects. These specifications will include approaches for representing digital objects and repository services that facilitate access and ingest of these representations. The specifications will enable a new generation of cross-repository services that leverage the intrinsic value of digital objects beyond the borders of hosting repositories.
Preliminary information about the project and its origins can be found at the following links:
- The proposal to Mellon for funding
- Press release announcing the creation of ORE
- Augmenting interoperability across scholarly repositories – April 20-21 2006 meeting sponsored by Microsoft, CNI, DLF, and JISC.
- Rethinking Scholarly Communication: Building the System that Scholars Deserve – D-Lib, September 2004
- An Interoperable Fabric for Scholarly Value Chains – D-Lib, October 2006
- Pathways: Augmenting interoperability across scholarly repositories – International Journal of Digital Libraries