Metadata Spaces: The Concept and a Case with REPOX

  • Nuno Freire
  • Hugo Manguinhas
  • José Borbinha
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4312)


This paper describes REPOX, an XML infrastructure to store, preserve and manage metadata sets. This infrastructure is designed accordingly to the requirements of the OAIS – Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System. It can play the role of a broker or other specific service in a Service Oriented Architecture, aligned with an Enterprise Architecture model, to manage, transparently, data sets of information entities in digital libraries, independently of their schemas or formats. The main default functions of this service are submission, storage, long-term preservation and retrieval. The case is demonstrated with a deployment at the National Library of Portugal, using data collections from two information systems and four schemas: bibliographic and authority metadata from a union catalogue and descriptive and authority metadata from an archive management system.


Access Point Digital Library Service Orient Architecture Bibliographic Record Information Entity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nuno Freire
    • 1
  • Hugo Manguinhas
    • 2
  • José Borbinha
    • 2
  1. 1.National Library of PortugalLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.INESC-IDLisboaPortugal

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