[Oclist] OAISter contains licensed content -> DOAR!

Jonathan Rochkind rochkind at jhu.edu
Fri Jan 25 23:10:55 CET 2008

Turns out that even DOAR's API is just of their _list_ of repositories, 
not of actual repository content.

So yeah, there's a hole waiting to be filled here. Someone needs to take 
the list of repositories from DOAR (and supplement it with a few open 
access sources. DOAJ isn't in their list!), and build something to 
harvest them all on a regular basis, index it, and expose it as SRU. I'd 
be thrilled if that someone was indexdata. Otherwise I might need to 
find time to do it myself. Because I rather desperately need it now that 
I realize IndexData's OAISter isn't it.


Mike Taylor wrote:
> Sebastian Hammer writes:
>  > That's a useful observation, I confess I wasn't aware of this either. 
>  > We'll investigate DOAR and see what can be done with it.
> What a pain: DOAR has its own dumb API instead of implementing any of
> the fine standard ones.
>  _/|_	 ___________________________________________________________________
> /o ) \/  Mike Taylor    <mike at indexdata.com>    http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
> )_v__/\  "Well, as you know, Buck, the astral frobnicator functions by
> 	 bending time into a pretzel-like configuration [...] and that's
> 	 how we all live in the City of The Future" -- Steve Lamont's
> 	 sample "expositional lump".

Jonathan Rochkind
Digital Services Software Engineer
The Sheridan Libraries
Johns Hopkins University
rochkind (at) jhu.edu

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