[Oclist] OAISter contains licensed content -> DOAR!
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".
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The Sheridan Libraries
Johns Hopkins University
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