[OAI-implementers] Creating a Data Provider
simeon at cs.cornell.edu
Thu Sep 2 09:14:06 EDT 2004
On Thu, 2 Sep 2004, Stanley Tan wrote:
> What are the steps involved in making a data provider? I already have a
> database with objects in it. Is it necessary to modify the existing
> table structure?
You have to support the OAI-PMH protocol and perhaps cross-walk the
metadata in you database into a standard format or formats. It is unlikely
that you'll want to modify your existing database structure.
guidelines for d/p: http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/guidelines-repository.htm
With luck you'll be able to find existing packages or libraries that you
can use to avoid re-implementing the protocol, see:
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