[greenstone-users] First operational Greenstone OAI-PMH collections

From John Rose
DateTue Dec 15 23:06:45 2009
Subject [greenstone-users] First operational Greenstone OAI-PMH collections
Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that two publicly available Greenstone
collections are now fully operational for harvesting under OAI-PMH (Open
Archives Initiative - Protocol for Metadata Handling):

* Biblioteca Digital Cientâ–ˇfica de les Illes Balears in Spain
(http://ibdigital.uib.es/ , the OAI base url is
http://ibdigital.uib.es/greenstone/cgi-bin/oaiserver.cgi)
* Memoria Acadâ–ˇmica of the Faculty of Humanities and Educational
Sciences, National University of La Plata in Argentina
(http://www.memoria.fahce.unlp.edu.ar/ , the OAI base url is
http://www.memoria.fahce.unlp.edu.ar/oaiserver.cgi)

Both of these collections are registered in ROAR
(http://roar.eprints.org/), OpenDoar (http://www.opendoar.org/) and the
Open Archives list of Data Providers
(http://www.openarchives.org/Register/BrowseSites).

By activating the integrated OAI-PMH Greenstone server, a collection can
participate in the worldwide open access network by which bibliographic
data is made freely available by more than a thousand OAI-PMH data
providers (often called open access repositories or institutional
archives).

Several other Greenstone collections are referenced the above registries
(7 in ROAR, 19 in OpenDoar which does not require OAI-PMH access for
listing) but these collections have either not implemented OAI-PMH, or
not correctly parameterised their server, or not correctly registered
their service.

Users' comments on OAI in Greenstone, e.g. on technical issues or
facility of use, or on other existing operational collections or
development plans, are welcome either on-list or off-list.

Best regards, John Rose of Greenstone Team

P.S. Reminding that the integrated OAI-PMH harvester in Greenstone
(Download tab in GLI) permits the acquisition of data from OAI-PMH
servers to enrich Greenstone collections; in addition to the access to
bibliographic data as defined in the OAI-PMH protocol, Greenstone also
enables downloading of the associated documents if they are referenced
in the OAI-PMH records.