Friday, August 13, 2010

OAI @ OCLC

Some good news from OCLC about their OAI database, now you can submit your own records for harvesting, just use the WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway.
Repository managers from libraries, museums, archives and other cultural heritage and research institutions can now contribute metadata records for digital materials to WorldCat using the new, enhanced WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway, increasing visibility and accessibility of special collections, institutional repositories, and other unique digital content to Web searchers worldwide....

Designed for self-service use, the WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway is a Web-based tool that enables repository managers to customize how their metadata displays in WorldCat.org and determine their metadata harvesting schedule—monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. Additionally, it applies their institution's "holdings symbol" to their records, thereby highlighting the unique information resources their institution is contributing to WorldCat.

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