Repository Open Service Interface Definition
The Repository Open Service Interface Definition (OSID) is an Open Knowledge Initiative specification which defines the storing and retrieving of digital content, referred to as assets. OSIDs are programmatic interfaces which comprise a service oriented architecture for designing and building reusable and interoperable software.
Multiple repositories can be managed or searched through the use of OSID adapter patterns where underneath a single Repository OSID can exist multiple Repository OSIDs forming a federation of repositories, where each implementation may be using a distinct incompatible technology and the OSID integrates them.
- SearchParty and OSIDs
- VUE and OSIDs
- Sakai and OSIDs
- Kahn, J. A Developer's Guide to the Repository Open Service Interface Definition. 2005.
- Kahn, J. Overview of O.K.I. for Repository-Related Applications. 2005.
- Kahn, J. The Repository OSID and SRW. 2005.
- Kahn, J. O.K.I. Case Studies: Federated Searching. 2005.