Wednesday, October 19, 2005

OAI and MARC - Vortex Software

I'm not sure if Vortex works on all ILS or only VTLS systems. Or maybe it sets up a seperate repository, the description is unclear. It seems to be a UNIX or Linux program since it downloads as a tar file. It is open-source from a respected company.
Discover the power of VORTEX a revolutionary open-source tool that allows your library records to become harvestable through OAI compliance. Be recognized as a leader in resource sharing, and unlock your library's resources to more users than ever before.

Your library's catalog is resource rich in bibliographic and authority metadata - information that's in increasingly wide demand from sources worldwide. VORTEX is a simple, yet powerful tool that gives more people access to these resources by carving new channels through which information can easily flow. By enabling existing databases to comply with Open Archives Initiative's Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), Vortex makes your library's records harvestable to a potentially limitless number of patrons. As a VORTEX user and an OAI-compliant institution, your library will be perched on the leading edge of technology in resource sharing and coordinated collection work.


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