Pacific Rim Library
The Pacific Rim Library (PRL – pronounced “pearl”, formerly PRDLA Archive) is an ongoing project to collocate metadata from PRDLA member digitization projects and to maximize exposure of the metadata to the large data aggregators. The project was launched in 2005 as a pilot to test the use of OAI-PMH. The PRL server repository is hosted by the University of Hong Kong Library. Search access is via the PRDLA web site or via direct access at http://prl.lib.hku.hk. PRL provides search access for the collocated metadata and serves as an efficient resource to expose the digital assets of PRDLA members to Google and, thus, to ensure access by the largest and broadest audience. PRL promotes PRDLA by creating awareness among its users.
Project Documents and Reports
OAI Pilot Project Charge (DOC)
- “The Pacific Rim Library: A Surprising Pearl” David Palmer (Hong Kong University) has published an article in Serials Review describing the development of the Pacific Rim Library and its effectiveness in revealing objects in digital collections that are hidden in the Deep Web.
- Pacific Rim Library (PRL): 2008 Report David Palmer, Hong Kong University
- OAI Pilot Project: PRDLA Archive 2007 Report David Palmer, Hong Kong University
- PRDLA Archive: 2006 Report David Palmer, Hong Kong University
- Digital Discovery Access Methods Task Force Report Luc Declerk, UC San Diego
- Pros and Cons of PRDLA Metadata Database Solution Jim Cheng, University of California, San Diego
View Presentation [PPT]
- Open Archives Initiative: What it is and who uses it David Palmer, Hong Kong University