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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)

Charge to OAI Technical and Content Committees, Dec 2007 (DOC)

PRL Graphic Presence Task Group Charge, Feb 2009 (PDF)