[OAI-implementers] Creating a Data Provider
jyoung at oclc.org
Thu Sep 2 09:22:21 EDT 2004
OAICat (http://www.oclc.org/research/software/oai/cat.htm) has a JDBC
implementation, if that's the approach you're looking for. There may be
other implementations in the list that Simeon mentioned, too.
If you try the OAICat implementation and have questions, let me know.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simeon Warner [mailto:simeon at cs.cornell.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2004 9:14 AM
> To: Stanley Tan
> Cc: oai-implementers at openarchives.org
> Subject: Re: [OAI-implementers] Creating a Data Provider
> On Thu, 2 Sep 2004, Stanley Tan wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 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.
> protocol: http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/openarchivesprotocol.htm
> guidelines for d/p: http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/guidelines-
> With luck you'll be able to find existing packages or libraries that you
> can use to avoid re-implementing the protocol, see:
> > TIA,
> > Stanley
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