2013 Forum: Post-conference

OAI/NISO ResourceSync Tutorial

Sunday, November 10, 2013; 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Presented by Herbert van de Sompel,  Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library 
This tutorial will provide an overview and a practical introduction to ResourceSync, a synchronization framework consisting of multiple modular capabilities that a server can selectively implement to enable third party systems to remain synchronized with the server's evolving resources. The tutorial will motivate the ResourceSync approach by outlining several synchronization use cases including scholarly article repositories, linked data knowledge bases, and resource aggregators. It will detail the concepts of the ResourceSync capabilities, their discovery mechanisms, and their serialization based on the widely adopted Sitemap protocol. The tutorial will further hint at the extensibility of the synchronization framework, for example, for scenarios to provide references to mirror locations of synchronization resources, to transferring partial content, and to offering historical data.
This post-conference workshop takes place following the Closing General Session of the LITA Forum; Forum attendees may participate in this event at no additional charge.