junii2 and AIRway: An Application Profile for Scholarly Works and Its Application for Link Resolvers

Kunie Horikoshi, Shigeki Sugita, Yuji Nonaka, Satsuki Kamiya, Izumi Sugita, Haruo Asoshina


A large number of scholarly works is self-archived at the
university’s Open Access repositories. Researchers can search these materials using
general web search engines, OAI-PMH-based search engines, or by using federated
search services. However, it remains difficult for researchers to access materials
in these repositories using standard academic databases. The National Institute of
Informatics (NII) in Japan has developed a DC application profile called junii2 for
scholarly works. The AIRway Project (Access path to Institutional Resources via link
resolvers) has used this profile to develop a new way of connecting university
repositories with academic databases via link resolvers.

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