mod_oai: An Apache Module for Metadata Harvesting

  • Michael L. Nelson
  • Herbert Van de Sompel
  • Xiaoming Liu
  • Terry L. Harrison
  • Nathan McFarland
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3652)

Abstract

We describe mod_oai, an Apache 2.0 module that implements the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). OAI-PMH is the de facto standard for metadata exchange in digital libraries and allows repositories to expose their contents in a structured, application-neutral format with semantics optimized for accurate incremental harvesting. mod_oai differs from other OAI-PMH implementations in that it optimizes harvesting web content by building OAI-PMH capability into the Apache server.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael L. Nelson
    • 1
  • Herbert Van de Sompel
    • 2
  • Xiaoming Liu
    • 2
  • Terry L. Harrison
    • 1
  • Nathan McFarland
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceOld Dominion UniversityNorfolkUSA
  2. 2.Los Alamos National LaboratoryResearch LibraryLos AlamosUSA

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