Friday, November 25, 2005

Content harvesting

To complement our VLE at Bromley we have a Content Repository, DSpace. As content repositories increase in popularity, harvesting services such as OAIster (Open Archive Initiative) are becoming available. Using OAIster, you can carryout searches on metadata and associated resources. If you are running a repository, just register with Oaister and then each week or month, your content details will be updated in the systems catalogue. As of November 23rd 2005, the OAIster harvester has some 6,073,500 records from 572 institutions. You can take a look from here or from the side bar Site Links. Please feel free to get back and let us know what you think.


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