OCLC awarded Mellon Grant

Feb 15, 2008

OCLC, a library service and research organization, has been awarded a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to further develop standards for museum data exchange. The $145,000 grant will be used by OCLC to fund projects involving OCLC Programs and Research and seven RLG Programs art museum partners to build an information architecture and model behaviors that museums can use to routinely exchange data. This initiative is intended to result in the creation of a low-barrier/no-cost batch export capability out of the collections management system used by the participating museums (GallerySystems TMS), as well as a test of data exchange processes using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH).