Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Exposing OAI Content

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News from OCLC about their OAI project.
A pilot of the WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway is currently underway, which allows you to upload the metadata of your digital content to WorldCat from any OAI-compliant digital repository. (Previously, the Gateway was only integrated with CONTENTdm repositories.)

Once your metadata is in WorldCat, your collections are more visible and discoverable by end users who search WorldCat.org, WorldCat Local and WorldCat Local "quick start", as well as Google, Yahoo! and other popular Web sites.

Participants in the Gateway pilot are provided online training, access to documentation and e-mail support to help get started. If you are interested in participating in the pilot, please e-mail us at digitalcollections@oclc.org and include:
  1. contact information,
  2. OAI-repository base URL,
  3. OCLC symbol, if available.
Coming in July, OCLC will make the Gateway available to all institutions and it will support the upload of metadata from all OAI-compliant repositories.

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