[OAI-implementers] OAIster Search Interface Launch

Kat Hagedorn khage@umich.edu
Fri, 28 Jun 2002 11:10:58 -0400

[Apologies for cross-posting.]

The University of Michigan Libraries Digital Library Production Service 
is pleased to announce the launch of the OAIster search interface, 
version 1.


OAIster has harvested a large number of records from a variety of 
institutions -- 274046 records from 55 institutions -- that have made 
these records available using the OAI protocol (see 
http://www.openarchives.org/). Each of these records leads to an actual 
digital resource hosted at an institution.

You can learn more about a particular institution's collection we are 
harvesting at http://oaister.umdl.umich.edu/viewcolls.html. We are also 
committed to improving our service -- see our future plans and the 
progress we are making at http://oaister.umdl.umich.edu/phase2.html.

We are very interested in gathering more records, OAI-enabled or 
snapshots of records that aren't yet OAI-enabled, to include in our 
service. The more records we serve, the more valuable this service 
becomes for the end-user. Please get in touch with me at khage@umich.edu 
to discuss this further.


Kat Hagedorn
OAIster Librarian
Digital Library Production Service
University of Michigan