High-Level Overview

This section gives an introduction to:

  • the goals of the project, and now it relates to the rest of the Open Access and archival ecosystem
  • how catalog data is represented as entities and revisions with full edit history, and how entities are referred to and cross-referenced with identifiers
  • how humans and bots propose changes to the catalog, and how these changes are reviewed
  • the major sources of bulk and continuously updated metadata that form the foundation of the catalog
  • a rough sketch of the software back-end, database, and libraries
  • roadmap for near-future work