[OAI-implementers] Turnkey Harvester?

Mark Jordan mjordan at sfu.ca
Wed May 3 15:36:42 EDT 2006

Hi Ed,

We are about to release a completely redeveloped version of the PKP 
Metadata Harvester (http://pkp.sfu.ca/pkp-harvester/). Features will 

-Ability to harvest OAI metadata in a variety of schemas (will come with 

-Flexible search interface that allows simple searching and advanced 
searching using crosswalked fields from all harvested archives. Advanced 
searching of archives that share the same schema will be possible using 
fields as defined in the schema. When creating crosswalks for searching, 
admins can define elements are text, date, or HTML multiple select 
interface widgets.

-Ability to perform granular harvesting using setSpec and timestamps.

-Ability to perform post-harvest and pre-indexing 
filtering/normalization on metadata.

-Ability to theme user interface and add plugins for extending 

-Searching is highly scalable (creates an inverted index for searching).

We're just finishing up some last minute internal testing and 
documentation (technical document and administrator's guide). I'll post 
to this list when it is available, which should be by the end of this 
month. The Harvester is a PHP application with a MySQL backend, and we 
are working on adding postgres support.


Mark Jordan
Head of Library Systems
W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia, V5A 1S6, Canada
Phone (604) 291 5753 / Fax (604) 291 3023
mjordan at sfu.ca / http://www.sfu.ca/~mjordan/

Sperr, Edwin wrote:
> Is there a currently-supported turnkey OAI harvesting package that folks
> can recommend?  I want to harvest a number of repositories and aggregate
> them into a single search interface.  I'd also like to do as little
> wheel-reinventing as possible.
> Thanks!  
> Ed Sperr
> Digital Services Consultant
> 153 Cordaville Rd. Suite 200  Southborough, MA 
> (508) 597-1931  |  (800) 635-4638 x1931  
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