[Collections-group] RE: [OAI-implementers] XML Schema for OAI compliance with NSDL harvesting

John Weatherley jweather@ucar.edu
Fri, 14 Dec 2001 13:55:08 -0700 (MST)


DLESE is developing an OAI Harvester and Provider written in Java that
runs as a Java servlet. It is currently running here on Linux and should
run in Tomcat on OS X as well. I'm in the process of preparing the
software for initial release in January on SourceForge (will likely be
available via NSDL's site as well). See the DLESE SourceForge site
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dlese/. A front-end for our Provider is
at: http://quake.dpc.ucar.edu/oaiprovide/

The idea is to make the software available to the DLESE and NSDL
communities, as well as the general public. Those who are looking for an
out-of-the-box solution that can be installed relatively quickly might
consider using the software. We'll likely have several DLESE partners who
will need this kind of solution (as well as us here at the DPC), and
that's our main motivation for making the software available.

 - John

John Weatherley
Software Engineer, DLESE Program Center
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307-3000
jweather@ucar.edu (e-mail)

(303) 497-2680 (tel)
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Carl Lagoze" <lagoze@cs.cornell.edu>
To: "Stuart Chalk" <schalk@unf.edu>;
Cc: <collections-group@nsdl1.comm.nsdlib.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2001 11:55 AM
Subject: [Collections-group] RE: [OAI-implementers] XML Schema for OAI
compliance with NSDL harvesting

> Stuart,
> Thanks for your question.  I've taken the liberty to add the members of
> NSDL collections to this response.
> Regarding your first question: The OAI already defines an xml schema for
> its one required metadata format - dublin core.  This is explained at
> http://www.openarchives.org/OAI_protocol/openarchivesprotocol.html#dubli
> ncore and the actual schema is at
> http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/1.1/dc.xsd.  As for the other metadata
> formats that NSDL participants will share, there are as far as I know no
> established schema as of yet.  Perhaps Diane Hillmann can chip in here
> and share whether this is true.  If there are indeed no schemas as of
> yet, we should certainly settle on these in the near future.
> Regarding your second question:  This is the right list for discussion
> of hardward and software for acting as an OAI data provider.  At this
> point I don't know of anyone who is using Mac OS X for this but that
> doesn't mean that there isn't someone else who isn't doing that. There
> is a growing list of tools at
> http://www.openarchives.org/tools/tools.html and I believe that the
> DLESE folks are working on a java based implementation that should run
> with little problem on OS X.
> Carl
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Stuart Chalk [mailto:schalk@unf.edu]
> > Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2001 6:35 AM
> > To: oai-implementers@oaisrv.nsdl.cornell.edu
> > Subject: [OAI-implementers] XML Schema for OAI compliance with NSDL
> > harvesting
> >
> >

> >
> > I would like to thank all of you that were at the meeting talking
> > about harvesting and OAI.  Being a novice at this I
> > appreciate how well
> > the area of OAI was described and I now have a much better
> > perspective on
> > its use and implementation.
> >
> > My question, I hope, is simple. From reading
> > http://www.openarchives.org/OAI_protocol/openarchivesprotocol.html
> > I get that I need to generate a few files that describe the different
> > schema for supplying metadata via OAI.  I also see the
> > formatted XML that
> > needs to be returned to the requester.  My question is - is
> > there yet an
> > NSDL format for the data returned via XML, and what are the
> > minimum number
> > of schema files I need to generate so that I can support NSDL
> > harvesting
> > via OAI?  If they do exist where are they and is there a help
> > file that
> > goes with them?
> >
> > Any help greatly appreciated.
> >
> > On a separate topic - is there a list like this for discussion of the
> > hardware and software being used to serve the collection data?  As
> > webmaster of the "Analytical Sciences Digital Library"
> > project I want to
> > use Mac OS X, Webstar V, Lasso Pro 5, and Filemaker Pro 5.5 all on the
> > same Mac.  I am convinced that this will be both powerful enough and
> > scalable enough my co-PIs are worried I will run into trouble
> > using this
> > for production.  Any places to go greatly appreciated also.
> >
> > --
> > Stuart Chalk, Ph.D.
> > Department of Natural Sciences
> > Phone:904-620-2831
> > University of North Florida
> > Fax:904-620-3885
> > 4567 St. Johns Bluff Road S.                  "The Flow
> > Analysis Database"
> > Jacksonville FL 32224 USA
> http://www.fia.unf.edu/
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