The question is two fold:
- How do you let people know what stuff you have and where your stuff is?
- Suppose we're looking at a 'piece of stuff' that you wanted to syndicate content across institutions, then what sort of metadata would you need to exchange in order to be able to build a common repository?
1 Why this is relevant
The ideas described on this page are relevant, because we're using them for two projects:
The portals contain about 7500 data sets, and we need to have a good syndication standard to be able to share metadata efficiently.
More info about portal ideas: http://www.steeple.org.uk/wiki/Portal
Dublin core, OAI, ORE: