OAI-ORE objects relate multiple resources from disparate databases within a single compound object. They are useful for modelling provenance of literary resources and for online learning objects for teaching and research. The Aus-e-Lit project has implemented a Firefox extension, LORE (Literature Object Re-use and Exchange) that will enable Austlit community members to create / author OAI-ORE compliant Compound Objects, publish them, edit them and search and retrieve them.
Watch a demonstration of LORE
The Aus-e-Lit annotation services will enable communities of experts to collaboratively select, tag and annotate digital resources with:
The Aus-e-Lit project uses the Danno Annotation Service. An annotation client has been implemented as part of LORE.
The project will enable AustLit users to seamlessly search across a small number of relevant databases and archives to retrieve reliable information on a particular author, topic or publication. The envisaged service will be a federated search interface (available through the AustLit portal) that enables searching across a number of databases relevant to Australian literature, such as:
AustLit researchers increasingly want to enter queries that combine text search with empirical analysis to generate graphical reports. For example:
"Show me how many articles contain the phrase 'tyranny of distance' between 1966 and 2000"
See more examples of graphical reports and visualisations.