The description section of the OAIster Project offers a detailed introduction of the project and its primary objectives. Standing for Open Archives Initiative, OAIster is an ongoing, collective effort on the part of librarians and other information service professionals to increase access to Web-based resources not currently retrievable by existing search engines. While of critical interest to information professionals, the project has broad-ranging implications for anyone surfing the Internet, as current search strategies and the protocols they employ rely on limited, predetermined sets of data not always supplied by Internet resource providers to describe the information they make available. Accordingly, many resources just can't be found by popular search engines, making the resources, essentially, invisible to all but their creators and their immediate community. The OAIster Project is meant to resolve this problem, making more of the Web available to everyone as soon as possible.