Thursday, March 24, 2005

OAI Software

The OCKHAM initiative today released version 0.5.3 of its Harvest-to-Query (H2Q) software. This is the first widely-publicized release of H2Q. H2Q is an end-to-end solution for providing standard querying capabilities (such as Z39.50) for OAI-PMH available metadata collections.

Currently, H2Q has the following major features:

  • It is as easy to install as your stereo system (with all of its components)
  • It is able to harvest metadata from any OAI-PMH available collection which provides its records in Dublin Core
  • Provides Z39.50 querying to harvested collections
Once H2Q achieves its 1.0 status, it will have the following major features:
  • It will be as easy to install as your toaster
  • It will be able to harvest metadata from any OAI-PMH available
    collection
  • It will provide Z39.50 and SRU/W querying to harvested
    collections
  • It will allow harvesting and indexing of any XML-based metadata
    scheme

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