[OAI-implementers] OAI Aggregator

Tim Brody tim@tim.brody.btinternet.co.uk
Wed, 13 Feb 2002 12:43:24 -0000

Dear All,

Announcing the release of a beta OAI aggregating tool: OAIA

Based on PERL and MySQL, OAIA is a _very_ simple mechanism for providing
caching and aggregating of OAI repositories.

OAIA will be used as a back-end to DP9 to reduce the load on source
repositories generated by web crawlers, e.g. (with thanks to Xiaoming Liu):

It may also be useful to repository administrators as a simple mechanism for
distributing load (or speeding-up OAI responses).

As ever, feedback, comments, flames are welcome!

Tim Brody

P.S. If anyone can think of a better name than "OAIA" it would be much
appreciated :-)