Summary Object Interchange Format

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(SOIF) The attribute-value pair record format which Harvest Brokers use to exchange Harvest content summaries.

SOIF provides a means of bracketing collections of summary objects, allowing Harvest Brokers to retrieve SOIF content summaries for many objects in a single, efficient compressed stream. Harvest Brokers provide support for querying SOIF data using structured attribute-value queries and many other types of queries.

Last updated: 1996-09-16

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sumSummary Object Interchange FormatSUMMERSUMMER SESSION

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