ResourceSync Resources

NISO and Open Archives Initiative Receive Grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to Create Resource Synchronization Standard
New Standard Will Improve Availability and Timeliness of Repository Content
December 14, 2011
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Training Webinar: On December 3, 2013, ResourceSync core team members Bernhard Haslhofer and Simeon Warner presented on the ResourceSync specification and provided practical examples and scenarios for its application. Slides and a link to the recorded session are below.

Tutorial, Fall 2013: Participants at the 2013 LITA Forum in Louisville in mid-November were invited to attend the ResourceSync Tutorial, held after the close of the main conference. Herbert van de Sompel led this 3-hour session where attendees learned about how the emerging ResourceSync standard could be used to synchronize web resources between servers. This post-conference tutorial was available at no cost.  A recording of the tutorial is available in two parts: Part 1 | Part 2.

Keeping Repositories in Synchronization: NISO/OAI ResourceSync Project from Todd Carpenter
Presented at Wolfram Data Summit 2012, September 6, 2012, Washington, DC


Technical Introduction –Sitemap-Inspired Synchronization Framework
ResourceSync working group meeting, Washington DC, June 14-15, 2012.

ResourceSync: Web-Based Resource Synchronization from Herbert Van de Sompel
presented at the TICER Summer School, Tilburg, the Netherlands, August 22, 2012.

ResourceSync: Web-based Resource Synchronization
Simeon Warner, Open Repositories 2012, Edinburgh
July, 11 2012 


ResourceSync Webinar
March 6, 2012
Watch the webinar recording

  • Problem Perspective – Herbert Van de Sompel (LANL)
  • Technical Directions – Robert Sanderson (LANL)
  • Joining the Effort – Nettie Lagace (NISO)

ResourceSync Webinar Slides