[OAI-general] Rapid Visual OAI Tool

zubair@cs.odu.edu zubair@cs.odu.edu
Thu, 14 Nov 2002 14:47:39 -0500

Dear all,

The Digital Library Research Group at Old Dominion University is pleased to
announce a Rapid Visual OAI Tool (RVOT), which can be used to graphically
construct a OAI-PMH repository from a collection of files. It is available
at  SourceForge:


The records in the original collection can be in any one of the acceptable
formats. The formats currently supported are: RFC1807, Marc (subset), and
COSATI. RVOT helps to define the mapping visually from a native format to
oai_dc format, and once  this is done the tool can respond to OAI-PMH
requests. The tool is self-contained, it comes with a light-weight http
server and OAI-PMH request handler and is written in Java. The design of
RVOT is such that it can be easily extended to support other metadata
formats.  We encourage the community to add support for their formats.

The RVOT has been implemented by Sathish Kumar, a graduate student of
Digital Library Research Group at Old Dominion University.